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Did The Eagles Just Drop 50 On The Bears? Someone Hold Me…

Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) watches from the bench against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

After the Dallas Cowboys once again lost a second half lead, this time to the lowly Washington Redskins, I could feel my eyes rolling into the backside of my head on Sunday afternoon. I was thinking, as I’m sure many of you were thinking: “Here we go again!” Instead, us Cowboys fans got an early Christmas gift. With just over a minute left in the game, and on fourth down, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo found running back DeMarco Murray semi-open in the flat for the 10-yard game-winning touchdown. Let the trumpets sound! Dallas has survived for one more week…but just barely.

The Cowboys win made the Philadelphia Eagles game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night all but meaningless for the Eagles. So much so, both teams were rumored to have considered resting their starters in the matchup earlier in the week. Unfortunately for Chicago, neither team did. The Eagles dropped 54 points on the Bears. That’s the same Chicago team that dropped 45 on the Cowboys defense a mere two weeks ago in a Dallas loss. The Birds made a statement on Sunday night to the Cowboys. Message received loud and clear.

Philly was coming off a blowout loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. They needed this big win to help build momentum going into Arlington next week. And let me tell you why:

- Out of their last six wins, four of them have been at home. A stronger away team at the beginning of the season, it appears that dynamic has switched.

- All season, they only play two teams in indoor stadiums. In the Metrodome last week in a devastating loss to the Vikings and this weekend at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

- The last time the Cowboys and Eagles meet, Monte Kiffin and the Dallas defense destroyed the Eagles second-year quarterback Nick Foles.So much so, they knocked him out of the game at the end of the third quarter.

Now, I think we can all agree that these aren’t the same two teams that meet in Week Seven. But I think we can agree that the Eagles needed to get their momentum back before coming into Big “D”. Now that they have, let’s hope this Dallas team rises to the challenge instead of being intimidated by it.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys

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  • Old Frog

    Pretty scary. All we can hope for is that they have a let down next week after all those points the way the Bears did this week after the second half they played against the Boys.

  • SmartThinking

    I think that those of us who are realists had better prepare ourselves for a bloodbath, figuratively, come Sunday evening. It’s a long shot at best to think this Dallas team can stand up to the kind of Eagles team that totally destroyed Chicago from the first whistle to the last last night. Particularly after witnessing the blowouts by Chicago and New Orleans, as examples, I don’t think this Dallas team can come close to beating the Eagles right now, let down or not. Their new coach, their new quarterback, hell, their entire team is planning on showing the world they’re here to stay. And Dallas is a small impediment to step over toward that aim. It ain’t gonna be pretty. But it will be entertaining. The question is, for how long?

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