You couldn't have scripted a better weekend for the Dallas Cowboys. They handled their business against the Lions on Saturday and got to kick back and watch the Eagles blow a 15-point halftime lead to the lowly Cardinals to concede the division lead to the Cowboys, who now control their own destiny with one week left in the regular season.
To say the Eagles are teetering would be an understatement. Their defense can't stop a nosebleed and their once-soaring offense has zero answers. The Cardinals scored 29 points in the second half on Sunday, which matches their most points scored in an entire game this season.
Nick Sirianni's side has become a get-right game for teams. They've lost four of five games and there's seemingly a divide in the locker room. A.J. Brown continues to dismiss the media following losses, which is ironically a bigger statement than actually calling out his teammates and coaches.
It's anyone's guess what lies in store for the Eagles, but NFL insider Josina Anderson teased some major NFC East news on Monday morning. Could Philadelphia be considering making sweeping changes if they don't right the ship?
Josina Anderson tweet has Cowboys fans thinking the worst for Eagles, Nick Sirianni
Let's think this through. The Commanders seem destined to fire Ron Rivera at season's end. Not doing so would be franchise malpractice.
Either way, Rivera getting the pink slip after Washington sold off major pieces at the trade deadline wouldn't surprise anyone. Maybe face of the franchise Terry McLaurin requests a trade, but again, how surprising would that really be?
As for the Giants, we're hard-pressed to think general manager Joe Schoen is thinking about moving on from Brian Daboll. They arrived together in 2021 to turn the franchise around, and while the Giants have taken a step back in year two, they're a season removed from winning a playoff game. It's actually impressive they have five wins given their injury list and the lack of talent.
That leaves the Eagles, unless the Cowboys are considering firing Mike McCarthy. That's hard to believe, though, given Jerry Jones has given McCarthy several votes of confidence throughout the season, even following losses.
If Dallas beats the Commanders on Sunday, McCarthy will have led them to three-straight 12-win seasons. That hasn't happened since the 1990s when the Cowboys rattled off three Super Bowls titles in four years.
Assuming McCarthy's job is safe -- it's been reported he could sign an extension in the offseason -- that leaves the Eagles. Anderson's tweet is extremely vague, but firing Sirianni would certainly mark an unexpected change.
While the Eagles are fresh off making the Super Bowl and Sirianni has the highest winning percentage of any coach in team history, there's no explaining a collapse of this extreme. It's nearly unprecedented.
Blowing a 21-6 halftime lead at home to the second-worst team in the NFL in a must-win game to keep their NFC East and No. 2 seed hopes alive signals a lack of leadership and it might have been the final nail in Sirianni's coffin if Philly doesn't go on a deep playoff run.
We'll know soon enough.