Dallas Leads Division Against Eagles

Anthony Garcia, writer

The NFL’s Dallas Cowboys have had a few rough weeks.

Projected to be the best in their division, they’ve lost to the Saints 12-10 in week four. This was followed by two back to back losses against the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets.

Sunday, October 20th, marks the diversion in the path of the Cowboys (3-3) as they faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles (3-3). Eagles being in the same division as the cowboys. Both teams are in a critical position for a much needed win. 

 “The Eagles pretty much resembled how they have been playing the whole season,” explained Ike Reece to reporters at the “NFL Post-Game Show.” The Eagles are coming off a loss from the Minnesota Vikings. That game started very similar to this one, as the Eagles fell behind fast in the first half and could not keep up with their opponent’s momentum.

During the Eagles and Cowboys game the first six minutes, the Eagles showed a slow start and took themselves out of the game with two early fumbles. 

 To make the situation worse, Eagles Head Coach Doug Peterson elected to defer the ball at the beginning of the game. After the 14-0 deficit it left the Eagles even further behind in the game. 

These plays could’ve very well been the determining factor of the game as Eagles have beaten two of the teams Dallas had recently lost two, beating the Greenbay Packers and the New York Jets. These are both very competent teams. 

Dallas’s offensive line has definitely made an impact on the game as some of their top guys came back from injury. ProBall players Tyron Smith(LT) and Travis Fredrick(C) were healthy and in the game and they made a huge effect on the game, as Dallas has been elevating their run game and always been superior with their play action plays. 

Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas’ defensive ends strips Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, for a sack. This was recovered by the Cowboys and that sets them up for an easy touchdown and an even bigger gap in the game. 

 

This confidence from a player from Dallas is just enough to push the team to executing plays effectively and ultimately leading to the win in Philadelphia.