28 October 2011
This isn’t a must win game but it is certainly a game that could have huge playoff ramifications down the road so it is certainly a critical game. It is not going to be an easy game. First off, the game is in Philadelphia and we know how much Philadelphia loves the Cowboys. Second, if the Cowboys do win and drop the Eagles to a 2-5 record, one would have to believe that it would be very unlikely for the Eagles to recover from that. Those reasons alone make this game a very tough game for the Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys lead series 59-45-0 and have won 4 of the last 5 meetings.
Things I will be watching this week:
Running Game – I covered this yesterday and still stick to the thought that the team that successfully runs the ball, despite what the passing game does, will win this game.
Eagles Pass Rush – Will Garrett have faith in his O-line ability to protect Romo and allow him to drop back and take shots downfield or will he resort to the quick 3 step drop?
Eagles Secondary - All 3 of their top corners, Asante Samuel, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Nnamdi Asomugha are excellent at playing man to man but they do spend a lot of time in a zone coverage, which I still don’t understand. Rom and the Cowboys WR’s will be facing what is arguably the best group of CB’s in the NFL.
However you look at it, this game should be a good one!! For those that need a little history lesson on the Eagles/Cowboys, I invite you to watch the following. It was made just before the Dallas/Philly playoff game 2 years ago but it gives you a lot of history which many people forget. One has to wonder what Buddy thinks about Rob Ryan working for the Cowboys.
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