Cowboys: Against Eagles, Injuries Never an Excuse

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Time of possession will be important as well as special teams play which contributes to starting field position. As usual, takeaways and points contributed by the defense are always welcomed and penalties need to be eliminated. Both teams are ranked 26th in penalties with Dallas having 45 penalties for 382 yards, while the Eagles have 45 penalties for 405 yards. The Cowboys can’t shoot themselves in the foot with costly & unnecessary penalties during a game against a division rival that decides who will enter week 8 in first place.

Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant (88) scores a fourth quarter touchdown against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys defense is knocked for being ranked 31th in Total Defense heading into this game. Nobody is mentioning that the Eagles defense is ranked 32nd. All signs point to an offensive shoot-out similar to the Cowboys – Broncos game.

The Cowboys are scoring an average of 30.5 points per game and the Eagles are scoring an average of 27.7 points per game. This game may keep us on the edges of our seats, but I believe the Cowboys have the edge.

Cowboys 35 – Eagles 31

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