The words of the headline, that the Dallas Cowboys seven games into the NFL season, would be playing the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night for first place in the NFC East.
The abrupt crumbling in New York has allowed this course of action.
There is a bitter taste in each player on the Dallas Cowboys roster. Last year, the Eagles ruined the Cowboys playoff chances with a 44-6 drubbing on live television. I couldn’t believe my eyes, mistake after mistake, watching what seemed like the most uninspired team ever to take suit in a playoff-or-done game.
The Cowboys are coming off their biggest win of the season, overpowering the young Atlanta Falcons.
Even without Brian Dawkins, these Eagles are the toughest opponent yet for the Cowboys.
What’s different from that game?
- The Cowboys didn’t go into the game on a 3-game winning streak, that’s for sure.
- Miles Austin wasn’t even fourth receiver at this time last year
- We did not have Felix Jones and Marion Barber both starting
One thing is for sure, the Cowboys defense needs to have a stellar game and improve upon that rating of 22nd overall. Mike Jenkins is heating up and Terence Newman is playing as well as Asante Samuel. Sheldon Brown has been a stud so far and the Cowboys will be smart to avoid him as much as possible.
The Cowboys have a better running game. The three-headed monster ensures a fresh running back in all four quarters. Jason Witten hasn’t really exploded yet, and we know it is going to happen. The Cowboys have more weapons on offense, but the Eagles do have better play calling.
The Cowboys coaches have to be on mark this game.