How ‘bout them Cowboys? Dallas comes off a Thursday Night Football upset in which they shut down the previously streaking New Orleans Saints to take over the title of “hottest team” in the NFC.
An inspired effort by the Cowboys defense gave the team its fourth straight victory, a streak kicked off by a 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10. The win kept them in first place after the Eagles knocked off the Redskins, putting both teams one game back at 6-6.
The addition of wide receiver Amari Cooper via trade has been worth the first round draft pick the team gave up. Cooper’s presence has helped Michael Gallup and the other Cowboys receivers get open while buying Ezekiel Elliott an extra split second in the running game.
Dallas’ offense has been much more efficient and threatening since the addition of Cooper, and their defense continues to show why long-time coordinator, Rod Marinelli, says this might be the most talented group he’s coached in Dallas.
Since their loss to Dallas, Philadelphia beat the Giants and Redskins to pull even on the season and within a game of the NFC East title they expected to run away with.
The question Eagles fans want to know is whether a last-second comeback against a woeful defensive team like the Giants and a beat-down of a depleted offense that handed the baton to a third-string quarterback means the Eagles are really revving up for a title defense?
Injuries and notes:
Dallas’ defense will test the leg of Eagles tackle Jason Peters. Peters is questionable but expected to start after getting rolled up on last week. He has been battling injuries all season.
Dallas’ offense is salivating about the Eagles’ defense, playing without four of its top five players in the backfield. Two more corners are listed as questionable, as are linebacker Jordan Hicks and DT Tim Jernigan (back).
Center Travis Frederick (illness) is likely done for the season for the Cowboys, while tackle Tyron Smith is questionable. Tight end Geoff Swaim is out, while wide receivers Cole Beasley (foot) and Tavon Austin (groin) are questionable.
Jason Garrett is again the toast of Dallas as he made the adjustments to maximize Cooper’s presence. Everything is flowing smoother and smiles abound since the Cowboys’ last loss in Cooper’s debut.
Doug Pederson is hoping the momentum of two straight wins will reignite the Super Bowl fire the Eagles showed last season. Injuries are threatening to keep that fire from burning, but team ownership and the players still have faith in their championship-winning coach.
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Who will win the Cowboys-Eagles game?
It is difficult to predict what will happen in most NFC East matchups. This is no different. But if you are going to play the odds, go with the more-talented, less-injured, and hungrier team… especially if they are playing at home.