The Dallas Cowboys took their second loss of the season against the still-undefeated Philadelphia Eagles after a 26-17 defeat on Sunday Night Football. The game was a lot closer than it probably should have been, but the team stuck with it, making it close in the end.
America’s Team now sits at 4-2 and is somehow in third place in the NFC East behind the 5-1 Giants (what???) and the 6-0 Eagles. Now, it’s time to analyze what exactly needs to be taken away from the intra-division matchup.
5 things we learned from the Cowboys’ Week 6 loss to the Eagles
1. Stopping the run is a genuine issue for the Dallas defense
Although this was a known issue before this game, stopping the run is certainly an issue for this defense. It’s still very difficult to put a lot of blame on the defense after being on the field for the majority of the time, but it’s still an issue.
The group as a whole allowed almost 140 yards on the ground Sunday night, accounting for over half of the Eagles’ total offensive yardage. Despite allowing less than four yards per carry, the defense seemed like they let go a 10-yard gain for every stuff or two.
It helped extend drives for the Eagles, which didn’t help give the offense time on the field (although they didn’t help themselves much either). Not being able to stop the run wore the defense out and allowed long drives to end with points.