• December 1, 2022

Eagles-Cowboys Pregame Thoughts

NickFoles6How The Eagles Can Beat The Cowboys

Last week, the Eagles did a great job of spreading the football around and getting a ton of different receivers involved.

Nick Foles connected with eight different receivers, giving guys like Riley Cooper, Jason Avant, Damaris Johnson, and Jeff Maehl opportunities to make plays. The secondary wideouts combined for 10 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. Their success helped open things up for DeSean Jackson, who finished six catches for 64 yards and two touchdowns.

Keeping the other wideouts involved in the offense is going to be a key for the Eagles moving forward. In the first five weeks of the season, the passing attack was much too focused on Jackson, and it got to the point where defenses were taking him away easily. If the Eagles can continue to get the other receivers their share of touches, its going to make it easier to create the big plays that they love with DeSean.

The Cowboys have given up more yards than any other defense, including over 300 a week through the air. Its the type of defense where the Eagles should be able to have success in spreading the ball around.

Defensively, the Eagles will benefit by not having to face starting running back DeMarco Murray, but they’re still going to struggle accounting for Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Terrence Williams in the passing game. Once again, the key for this defense is to be opportunistic and wait for their chance to change the game with a turnover or two. Tony Romo can burn a defense for 400 yards and four touchdowns, but he can also shoot himself in the foot with horrendous turnovers at critical moments.

No one expects this defense to shut anybody down. But if they can make a play or two like they did against the Giants and Buccaneers in the last two weeks, it could prove to be the difference in the game.

Why The Cowboys Will Win

The Dallas receivers have a tremendous advantage against the Eagles’ secondary.

Dez Bryant is establishing himself more and more as one of the top wideouts in the game, and he’s already caught six touchdowns this season. Terrence Williams has stepped up in the absence of Miles Austin, and is emerging as a fine complimentary player. Jason Witten remains one of the league’s top tight ends. This is an explosive, talented group of playmakers, and they’re going to get open and do some damage in this game.

For all of the talk about how Romo struggles in the clutch this year, he’s only thrown three interceptions all season as compared to 14 touchdowns. You can’t ignore the reality that this is a very dangerous quarterback, who can tear a pitiful defense like the one he’s about to face on Sunday to shreds.

The matchup of Romo and his receivers against this secondary is one that the Eagles are going to struggle heavily with. Even Mike Glennon was able to move the ball and put up nice numbers against this group a week ago. Vincent Jackson and tight end Tim Wright combined for 16 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Billy Davis is going to find it much more difficult to account for the much more talented trio of Romo, Bryant, and Witten.

Defensively, Dallas is a little better than people realize as well. Even though they’ll most likely be without DeMarcus Ware, Ware wasn’t even the team’s leader in sacks. Jason Hatcher has five through seven games, and the Cowboys have three other players with multiple sacks. With or without Ware, they’ve got some guys who can generate a pass rush and get after the quarterback. Even though the secondary has given up a ton of passing yards, Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne are a couple of talented corners who are at least capable of making some plays to slow opposing offenses down.

I can’t see Nick Foles playing as well as he did a week ago. That’s not to say that Foles will have a bad game, but last week he was nearly perfect, throwing for nearly 300 yards and accounting for four touchdowns. A repeat performance simply isn’t likely. I still have major concerns about the second-year quarterback’s mobility and arm strength.

Final Thoughts

I think this week is going to be a bit of a reality check for the Eagles.

Dallas isn’t a great team, but they’re a good team, and going back to the preseason I’ve thought that they were the best in this division. And I’ve been impressed with them since the season began.

I know the Eagles and Cowboys both have records that say 3-3, but I think Dallas owns the more impressive 3-3 when you look at the body of work from both teams.

The Eagles have been up-and-down, and unpredictable. Their wins have come against three pretty bad teams. They got the Washington Redskins on Opening Night with Robert Griffin unprepared for competitive football. They ripped off two wins against a winless Giants team that has completely fallen off of the face of the earth, and a winless Tampa team that has gone through absolute turmoil and chaos since the year began. They’ve proven that they’re as bad as anyone defensively, and there are still a ton of questions about the quarterback position and whether or not the head coach will live up to the hype in the NFL.

The Cowboys have a high-powered offense, and they’ve shown that they can score with anyone. They’ve been in every game, and they’re the only team to give a serious challenge to Peyton Manning and the Broncos. Tony Romo is always going to be a flawed quarterback, but he’s still one of the better, more productive passers in this league and with the exception of the interception against Denver, his mistakes have been pretty minimal throughout the first seven weeks.

I do think that the Eagles will be competitive and have a chance to win this game. The Dallas defense allows big yardage, and the Eagles offense has done a good job of moving the football. But I think this is a game the Eagles’ offense is going to need to be nearly flawless to make up for the woes of their defense. If the offense has a lull or is forced to settle for three’s for a stretch or two, it could end up costing the Eagles and giving the Cowboys the separation they need to pull away.

Pick: Dallas 38, Philadelphia 28

Denny Basens

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Xevious
Xevious
October 19, 2013 11:05 am

More impressive in what way Denny? Dallas loses to Chiefs Chargers Broncos….Eagles Loses to CHiefs Chargers Broncos…..Dallas Wins Rams Giants Skins….Eagles Wins Giants Skins Bucs…..I dont see how that is more impressive almost the same in my book….Skins should have beat the boys but RG3 was off. Same could be said for The Eagles. Rams are Finally getting their act together they looked putrid for a few weeks. Equate them to the Bucs. I think your Nit picking. I see the Eagles defense getting better, and it’s healthy compared to Dallas. Foles isn’t perfect but he’s accurate, just as much as Romo has been. I agree Dez Bryant is a beast, but honestly the Eagles can score with any team in this league. Im not saying your prediction won’t come true Im not Nostrodamus but I think your reasoning is flawed. Romo Has failed in clutch again this year. His September numbers are always great but as the weather changes so does his accuracy and fortunes. If you think Dallas’s defense is better than people think, don’t forget Chip Kelly has owned Monty Kiffin in college…I know Different level and personel, but same scheme. I think that plays into it more than you realize. Also as I stated above Eagless defense has shown improvement and they are all relatively health….That means growth. I only worry about the special teams where Dallas has an advantage on it’s return squad. For some reason you never mentioned this. In all reality I expect a good game from the Eagles Including foles lets say 21-29 257yds 3td 1Int…something along those lines. Shady 17 for 97 1 td..final score Eagles 38 Dallas 28. But what do I know?

Xevious
Xevious
October 19, 2013 1:19 pm
Reply to  Denny Basens

Last week the offense and special teams twice put The bucs in great field position and the defense held. I know the defense looked bad again in the 2nd qtr but got it’s traction back in the 2nd half. I know it was against a Rookie but Im taking that as a positive.

The Cowboys demolished a St Louis Team in disarray..The following Thursday San Fran made St Louis look equally as bad. Are the Rams that bad now no…But then they were. Sam Bradford was as bad as any QB in the league for a while. Timing is everything. That being said Dez Bryant is gonna have a huge day. If we dont make a susperstar out of some unknown back-up RB we have a shot here though.

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 19, 2013 2:02 pm
Reply to  Xevious

“The Cowboys demolished a St Louis Team in disarray”

We beat a Tampa team that was in disarray. We’re bout even there. I gotta agree with Beans here. The defense hasn’t shown anything in the way of real improvement (improvement for them, perhaps) that suggests this going to be nothing short of a bloodbath defensively.

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 11:22 am

I think this game comes down to what Team controls the Line of Scrimmage where I believe the Eagłes have their only advantage over the Cowboys
The Cowboys 4 DL are all backups since Ware, Spencer, & Crawford are I hired and Jay Ratliff was released.. The Eagłes OL and Play Calling must take advantage of this by keeping a quick Tempo and running the ball, screens & bubble routes to Test their Depth.. Then the Eagłes & Foles should be able to take advantage of perhaps the weakest Safety Tandem in the entire NFL against the Cowboys Barry Church & JJ Wilcox, who are young, inexperienced and very poor in pass coverage..
On a side note Eeagles Safety Nate Allen has played his best ball since the Chiefs Game and typically has had strong games versus the Cowboys, hopefully this continues..

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 11:26 am

Defensively, I would use LB Kendrick’s as a Spy on Rono and blitz the hell out of him up the gut, from the sides and have Kevdricks in Romo’s face on every pass play.. Romo does his damage when he scrambles from the pocket and when the play breaks down..
Eagles DL & Pass Rush must win this battle and keep Romo under containment, they do this, they Win

DCar
DCar
October 19, 2013 12:20 pm

I can’t stand Tny Homo, plastic face Jones, & the Cowgirls, but I have a feeling, that our DF gets lit up again. We lose in a shootout, 38-37. We have ZERO pass-rush, & our secondary is epically horrid. Williams might be the worst CB in the league, & our safeties are non-existent. Too many square pegs in round holes. Foles, Shady, & our TE’s are going to have good games. DJax will be taken out of the equation, early. Even without Ware, on paper, the Cowboys DF is better than ours, & their offense is better. We are better at RB, even with Murray in there, or not. I want a win badly, I just can’t see it. Close, shootout loss.

gmcliff
gmcliff
October 19, 2013 11:25 pm
Reply to  DCar

HAHAHAHHAA!! Plastic face Jones…LOL!!

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 19, 2013 12:53 pm

I think this is a last possession wins kind of game or the first to 40 type deal.

There isn’t a single scenario where I see our defense stopping their offense. Not one. Hell Glennon looked like a legit starter against our defense.

I think both QBs get plenty of time in the pocket – though Dallas has a decent pass rush they are better with (a healthy) Ware. If he’s out or injured they just come okay and I think our oline handles them pretty well.

So both offenses have big days. Both defense are bad. Comes down to STs and Dallas wins that match up. Let’s keep the ball away from Harris shall we.

So yeah…high scoring decided in the final minutes. Looks like I may be going through a bottle of wine. lol/smh.

jakedog
jakedog
October 19, 2013 2:20 pm

Another bs analysis, previous it was “I don’t love foles”‘ before that Denny basens predicted or suggested foles wouldn’t fare well against the stout Tampa defense now it’s something new perceived lack of arm strength or mobility

It’s always something different with this guy basens

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 2:31 pm
Reply to  jakedog

What do you think of my Game Analysis Jake…
Good, Bad, things to add or that I missed..

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 19, 2013 2:35 pm
Reply to  jakedog

Tampa Bay’s D didn’t prove to be that stout. Though I don’t think Beans said we’d lose that game. Just that it would be close.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
October 19, 2013 3:05 pm

I can’t believe the Eagles are .500. I predicted a 6-10 2013 record. I knew Mike Vick would get hurt. What I didn’t anticipate was Nick Foles looking so dam good in the 1 and a half games he has been in there. For most of the Tampa game the Eagle offense was penalty free. Can Nick make 1st downs after a five or ten yard offensive penalty? So far Foles and Bryce Brown have not turned the ball over which they were doing in the preseason.

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 19, 2013 3:17 pm

” For most of the Tampa game the Eagle offense was penalty free”

This one is a BIG one. There were A LOT of drive killing penalties in the first 5 games – also oline play was better in Tampa…Kelce looked SO much better than he did the Giants game and the line overall looked better.

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 3:39 pm
Reply to  tsjohnson5

I recall a Holding Call on Herremans which negated a play and
Stalked a Drive.. Maybe 1 on Mathis also
But Jelce did have his best game and remember
That he’s probably just rounding into top football shape from his knee surgery last year and was still a little tentative all Summer Camp and early games.. Gopefully he finishes strong
I would like to see Them play Alan Barbree at RG in place of Herremans
At RG

gmcliff
gmcliff
October 19, 2013 11:27 pm
Reply to  paulman

I’d like to see them draft Gabe Jackson, and Cyril Richardson to replace Mathis, and Herramanns.

jakedog
jakedog
October 19, 2013 3:17 pm

Your anslysis is solid paulman

I believe the game will come down to which qb makes the most plays, each in turn depends on the line of scrimmage

If foles has time the eagles win

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 3:20 pm
Reply to  jakedog

I agree, what I am afraid of is if Romo has time, for their Receivers & TE’s will
Put up some big plays

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 19, 2013 3:38 pm

Smash Tony Ohno early to take him out of his game. The cowbums shouldn’t be able to much of a running game so they should be rendered one dimensional as if Andy Reid was coaching them like he coached here. Our offense should definitely be able to control the LOS and run the ball all over them. Close game, but an Eagles victory!!!

Turk
Turk
October 19, 2013 5:26 pm

Like I been telling people this Nick Foles will turn out to be a Kurt Warner and Tom Brady story. He’s set up well he has a great RB behind him he very smart and accurate plus he knows this is a chance of a lifetime. Eagles win 34-30

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 6:20 pm
Reply to  Turk

Brady a 6th ROund Draft Pick who struggles to keep a Starters Spot his Final Season at Michigan.. Kurt Warner went undrafted, played Arena Football League and was packing Groceries at a local Supermarket when the Rams Called
Not to Bust Stones, but how is Nick Foles, as a 3rd Round Draft PIck (88th Ovreall) have a similar Story and Path to become a Starter than either Brady or Warner, who no one saw coming.. Just curious how you lump Foles story with those Two… .

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 19, 2013 6:38 pm
Reply to  paulman

Agree with that assessment Paul. Files may be unheralded but he was drafted and has some pedigree

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 7:21 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

And I am a big Foles Fan also, liked him at Arizona where he played on some pyre try crappy Teams..
I liked his command of the huddle, his pocket awareness, his size and felt he had enough athleticism to buy time in pocket with his good foot work..
Remember that Foles was a very good Basketball Player in Texas and received offers/scholarships to play Basketball .. These were all positive attributes that I saw in him with my Pre-Draft assessment of him before the 2014 Draft .. I even made the comments that I thought he reminded me a bit of a young “Big-Ben” without the strength of course and stated that Foles was more advanced as a Passer coming out of College than Big-Ben was, not as a scrambler, but as a Pocket QB and I still stand by this comment some 2 years later..

jakedog
jakedog
October 19, 2013 7:41 pm
Reply to  paulman

Very astute analysis and prediction paulman, right up there with your prediction of Reid’s grand exit from the Linc via military chopper

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 6:15 pm

**Eagles Roster Move***
Eagles Activated RB Matthew Tucker and Released 7th Round Draft Pick CB Jordan Poyer.. Tucker will be the 3rd RB this Week due to RB Chris Polk’s Shoulder Injury and is expected to be out for a week or two..
I like Tucker and think as a 3RB and SPecial Teamer, he can Contribute in Polk’s abscense as Poyer has been inactive since the Eagles signed CB Rock Carmichael a couple of weeks back..

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 7:36 pm

Big game on Tap tonight as Florida State & Clemson play
QB’s Winston of FSU or Clemson’s Boyd will look to take the front runner spot for the Heisman Award ..
Louisville’s Bridgewater was so-so Friday night in their last second loss to UCF
And Huntley played poorly is a 3 INT performance in a butt whipping from Stanford today..
Still in the Running are Oregon’s Mariotta and Ohio States Millet as their Teams keep winning and don’t forget about my Darkhorse Candidate Derek Carr of Fresno State who has been lights out this Season
Just my College Assessment of Current College QB’s as I see it..
Anyone see other viable Candidates
A&M’s Manziel or Metzenberger from LSU perhaps..

gmcliff
gmcliff
October 19, 2013 11:30 pm
Reply to  paulman

None of these QB’s in the draft are slam dunks like most predict…

jakedog
jakedog
October 19, 2013 7:36 pm

Speaking of foles and the crop of so called great qbs coming out this year, after watching the auburn Texas a&m game, if anyone thinks this piss ant Johnny football could compete with foles or Vick, you just don’t know football, undersized, underskilled, the only qb coming out who is close is the qb from louisville and he’s no foles

jakedog
jakedog
October 19, 2013 7:38 pm

I am anxious to see Carr paulman

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 19, 2013 10:05 pm

Watching the Fla. St vs Clemson game. Tahj Boyd continues to show me why I pray the Eagles would not touch him. I forget who the dope was that said Boyd is comparable to Russel Wilson-only in stature! Boyd is closer to Vick, not as fast though. He won’t be anything special.

Johnny Manziel is a third round video game QB with a pop gun arm…He’ll be a back up QB in the NFL. No way a first rounder, Eagles better stay away from him too. Johnny footballol! Please..only good for highlights on the pro level during garbage time. Becoming injury prone too, what do you think will happen to him once pro players start cracking him, he’ll be out as much as Danny Amendola!

paulman
paulman
October 19, 2013 10:35 pm

Boy this QB Winston kid looks really good,
Good Size, strong arm and a poise and calm about the way he handles himself and asxactrue Freshman at a big-Time Program like Florida Stare is indeed impressive.. Clemson looks like a High-School Team out there..

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 19, 2013 11:26 pm
Reply to  paulman

Jameis Winston is the real deal, and he is a redshirt freshman. This kid is scary good.

gmcliff
gmcliff
October 19, 2013 11:31 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

He has work to do Eagle before he will be ready for the NFL. Some QB’s are just good College QB’s

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 19, 2013 11:42 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Oh he’s not coming out this year, I think he will stay til his junior year at least. Winston reminds me of that guy who enjoys the college life…like I did. He is still scary good for his experience level, make no mistake about it!

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
October 20, 2013 11:43 am
Reply to  gmcliff

thanks Cliff for keeping the bench warm before the draft combine talk after Superbowl, Let a real talent evaluator handle this;
Jameis Winston is a superstar.

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 1:33 pm

He will play at least 1 more Season at Florida State
And not be Draft Eligible until 2015 ..

gmcliff
gmcliff
October 21, 2013 10:46 pm

You think so huh……….We’ll see.

I say he is a good College QB ONLY…….

gmcliff
gmcliff
October 21, 2013 11:02 pm

Just like the mirage of Trent Richardson being more than a College superstar……Don’t flatter yourself E0S…..You haven’t even been right alongside Howie.

Jordan Poyer – Cut
David King – Cut
Joe Kruger – Bad Pick – SOON TO BE CUT
Earl Wolfe – Average player,Starts because the Eagles have no one better.

Matt Barkley – Even Chip Kelly has no faith in his ability, when considering selecting another QB, after, drafting him the year before. Shows no sign of seeing the field, unless there is an injury to Vick, or Foles.

Bennie Logan – Honestly, have you seen anything that says successful pick?

Zach Ertz – Has done nothing, but live off College hype, and has made no real impact, no matter what you say… He is an average player, and don’t get me started on Lame Johnson……Your in denial with your rationalizing these average to less than average players Howie Drafted……..So,…

SIT YOUR UNQUALIFIED ASS ON THE BENCH, AND STOP TRYING TO BE ME…….You are a chump…..

wanderlei silva
wanderlei silva
October 19, 2013 10:46 pm

This Vick/Foles drama has been going on for months and it is foolish. It is no different from arguing over who is the hottest girl at fat camp. They are both unsat, and anybody who is awake should know that. Vick has not won a playoff game in a decade and brought the Turk to 3 coaches doorstep. Foles is a cigar store indian. Lose baby lose, bring in Mariotta. Cowgirls 38, Birds 27 in a game that does not even appear to be that close. Nobody on the Eagles can cover or stop Bryant or Witten, might be another 500+ yards of passing offense for them tomorrow. The painful truth is that the Eagles are not very good, and will not be anytime soon.

gmcliff
gmcliff
October 19, 2013 11:32 pm

The Eagles don’t need a QB early in the draft.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 19, 2013 11:48 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

Cliff let me throw two names at you for safety- Deone Bucannon from Washington State and Calvin Pryor III from Louisville. Both very physical and can cover, Bucannon is actually the better cover safety, very physical too. As far as I’m concerned the Eagles still need to upgrade both safety spots, and I do not want Byrd. I want drafted players that will be home grown, not paid guns for hire.
I know you don’t really care for the PAC 12, but this kid from Washington State can play!

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 12:04 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Ehl, safeties are weak in this draft. We have to upgrade via FA next year. CB too.
Free agency
Safeties- Byrd, Ward, Clemons, Whitner, Pollard.
CB’s- Browner, Tillman, Cason, Jennings, Shields, Verner, Davis, Talib, Winfield.
Byrd/ Ward, Browner/ Tillman, are dire/ must signings. There are no f^#@ing excuses. They’re $20M+ under the cap, so they better spend the f^#@ing $$$$.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 20, 2013 12:26 pm
Reply to  DCar

This is where real talent evaluation comes in at. We can all call out names of top college play makers,but can you find that player who can play, I mean really play but does not get the hype. If you get time…watch the two aforementioned players I’ve been watching. They can play.

gmcliff
gmcliff
October 21, 2013 11:09 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

I agree Eagle. The Birds need two new Safeties. The starters stink. and Wolfe to me is strictly a backup, and special teams player.

The Eagles need to sign a safety, or 2 and 2 CB’s from the free agent ranks like Malcolm Jenkins, Jarius Byrd, Alteern Vermeer, and Charles Tillman, all relatively young except Tillman, who brings real veteran leadership, more so than Kary Williams.

Doing this will allow the Eagles to draft a Safety, and CB, and give them time to develop, without rushing them into action , before they are really ready, like Wolfe.

gmcliff
gmcliff
October 21, 2013 11:11 pm
Reply to  gmcliff

and yes DCar, if we can get him Brandon Browner…BREAK THE BANK..Instead of Vermeer..

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 9:12 am
Reply to  gmcliff

I still say that Julie was the better catch than Roseanne from Summer Camp..

greenfan
greenfan
October 19, 2013 11:19 pm

My thoughts on the game…..the birds will score against this Dallas defense, no question in my mind. I have 2 concerns …..our ability to cover Witten and the play of our special teams.

It has been a reoccurring theme with our defenses over the past few years..can we cover a good tight end or will we be beaten time after time? If we are able to stop Witten from converting 1st downs or scoring, then we will go a long way towards slowing the Cowgirls offense.

Our special teams cannot be giving up field position and definitely no scores. They cannot be putting the defense on a shirt field

larrwd
larrwd
October 20, 2013 12:46 am

never seen winston play but his stats are sick for a freshman .. borderline ridiculous

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 20, 2013 1:23 am
Reply to  larrwd

Do yourself a favor before the college football season ends. Sit back one Saturday and watch this young man play. You won’t be disappointed. He is a pure passer.He can use his legs to get out of a jam but he is definitely a pocket QB.

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
October 20, 2013 9:06 am

This is it for Nick Foles. If he balls out today or at least plays like he can handle the pressure of battling for first place against a rival, he will be the QB moving forward.

I love Vick and do not mind him being the QB, but his age is working against him and moving on with Foles will save us a first round draft pick that can be used on a defensive stud next year.

In Foles We Trust!

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 20, 2013 9:16 am
Reply to  BirdoBeamen

BirdoBeamen, while I agree Nick needs to have a good game and take advantage of every opportunity, I don’t think this one game will be a make or break game to determine whether or not he can be the future QB of this team. That would be quite myopic and premature. I would hope Eagles brass would be more rational than that…….then again?

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 20, 2013 9:06 am

There aint no fan like an Eagles fan….Go Birds!!!

pdiddy
pdiddy
October 20, 2013 12:14 pm

Sorry guys completely off topic, quick shot out to Shane Victorino. Congrats man, I hate the Red Sox but I love to see Victorino doing well.

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 1:34 pm

Surprised Cowboys didn’t go for it on 4th Down
Right there..

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 1:36 pm

Eagles Receivers are not getting open here early..

Stevo
Stevo
October 20, 2013 1:46 pm
Reply to  paulman

And the o line is not holding and the rbs are dropping passes. Right?

Its not clicking… enough dink and dunk and work the middle with the TEs.

Lets try the pistol with Foles. Where is the read and react?

daggolden
daggolden
October 20, 2013 1:48 pm
Reply to  paulman

Thats what happens when a team plays man. Tampa played zone last week. Different looking Foles against man.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 1:47 pm

The play calling early, has been horrid! Where are the quick slants, & use of the TE? WTF?!? If I see 1 more f^#@ing screen, I’m going to puke! So much for the shootout I predicted.

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 1:50 pm

Who would have though 7 Piunts by both Teams in the first half,
Both Teams a little conservative thus far as far as play calling..
Both Defenses taking away first options

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 1:53 pm
Reply to  paulman

Make that 7 Punts in the First Quarter of Play

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 1:52 pm

Foles & McCoy need to get going right here..
Eagles Defense playing as well as it can..
Let’s go Offense & Foles..

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 1:55 pm

COWBOYS MLB Sean Lee is a beast,
Not real big, but just makes plays & tackles

Stevo
Stevo
October 20, 2013 2:04 pm

The D is playing the best they have thos year. Lets go O.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:12 pm
Reply to  Stevo

Spoke too soon.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:10 pm

This game is a wet fart!

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
October 20, 2013 2:13 pm

Foles just can’t move the ball when they man up. SMH.

Stevo
Stevo
October 20, 2013 2:17 pm

Run, screen, throw 10 yards short of the 1st down. Repeat x12.

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 20, 2013 2:17 pm

Great game plan by billy Davis. Blitzes and coverages are well thought out and disguised. Homo has been hit a number of times.
Now come on offense

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 2:18 pm

Eagles D doing their job and forced Cowboys to settle for a FG
Let’s go Offense, McCoy 7 Rushes for 10 yards,
Time to open it up and start spreading the field and pass on first Down
For the Eagłes, Foles needs to find his Rhythm and quick

larrwd
larrwd
October 20, 2013 2:19 pm

Hey guys Mccoy just cant run the ball when Foles is in there.. God I hate being right .. This is what will happen against every good defense with foles.. FOles can beat the bad teams well. But only vick can beat the good teams

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:23 pm
Reply to  larrwd

GTFOH!!!! Play calling has been horrific! Are you high? What game are you watching? Foles ain’t playing good, but the play calling is as predictable as the Hindenburgs! Get lost!

greenfan
greenfan
October 20, 2013 2:25 pm
Reply to  larrwd

I agree that Foles looks like shit right now, but your last statement is a joke. Vick beat the Redskins this year…..and he is the only QB that can beat a good team. What a joke.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:26 pm
Reply to  greenfan

He’s a f^#@tard, don’t waste your breath greenfan.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:27 pm
Reply to  greenfan

Yeah, like he’s beaten the good teams for 12 years, right? Stupid, imbecilies on here. SMFH!

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 20, 2013 2:26 pm
Reply to  larrwd

What is Vicks record? He has won one playoff game his entire career

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
October 20, 2013 2:31 pm
Reply to  larrwd

If the Eagles can not run the ball because the running QB is not in there then that is just an indictment on poor o line play not the QB.

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 20, 2013 3:53 pm
Reply to  larrwd

Dallas played the perfect D against us. They aren’t biting on the RO or playaction fakes. They are sitting on the short routes and selling out on the run. Covering Jax well and man on everyone else.

Perfect recipe for disaster.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:25 pm

He’s missing too many open receivers! When they ARE open!

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
October 20, 2013 2:25 pm

Foles is going to extend Vick’s contract all by himself.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:28 pm
Reply to  BirdoBeamen

RIIIIIGHT!!!! Amazing, the IQ of some of you mental midgets!

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 20, 2013 3:58 pm
Reply to  BirdoBeamen

Pretty much.

Vick might just retire an Eagle.

SMH

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 2:26 pm

Was the play of the game right there
Now they Punt, Cowboys have time for more points before the half and then get the ball to open the 2nd Half which game could br 10-14-17 Pt Deficit
Offense won’t see the field for some 30 minutes now who h may actually be a good thing the way they are playing

Stevo
Stevo
October 20, 2013 2:32 pm

Well… the good news is.. Foles is still tall.

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
October 20, 2013 2:34 pm
Reply to  Stevo

Yea, at least he’s tall and has big hands.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:33 pm

Dumbest f^#@ing decision, I’ve ever seen!!!! WTF “GENIUS”!!!!

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
October 20, 2013 2:33 pm

Goddamnit. We would be killing these guys with Vick right now. Foles is completely lost.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:34 pm
Reply to  BirdoBeamen

Stop trolling retard. Go back to huffing on your paint cans, you idiot!

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 20, 2013 2:33 pm

Terrible decision by Kelly. Terrible day by Foles . And Vick will not be extended by any means

larrwd
larrwd
October 20, 2013 2:34 pm

Im a MENSA member .. Both QBs have there deficiencies. The whole league was talking about how Mccoy wouldnt be able to run as well.. Dont live in denial .. Man up and own your shyt.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 2:37 pm
Reply to  larrwd

Yeah, OK! Your a MENSA member, like I’m Trumps Son? You are as dumb as a bag of hammers, @$$clown.

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 20, 2013 2:37 pm
Reply to  larrwd

He had a hundred yards last week. You had to use the dictionary to even spell MENSA

daggolden
daggolden
October 20, 2013 2:40 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

To bad we cant play the 0-6 Bucs every week.

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 20, 2013 2:44 pm
Reply to  daggolden

The bucs defense is a whole lot better than the cowgirls… That said a very ugly half under center

daggolden
daggolden
October 20, 2013 2:56 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Sure it is.

greenfan
greenfan
October 20, 2013 2:50 pm
Reply to  larrwd

Maybe a DENSA member, but brain surgeon you are not.

A couple thoughts at halftime. Billy Davis has done a good job so far in this game, and this year he has also done a good job with making adjustments at halftime and keeping the other team to very few points in the second half.

Foles needs to get his act together. There were at least 3-4 wide open recievers that he badly overthrew.

It is 3-0….there is a whole second half to go. GO BIRDS!!!

larrwd
larrwd
October 20, 2013 3:02 pm
Reply to  greenfan

Who are you? .. I dont even know you nor was I talking to you

greenfan
greenfan
October 20, 2013 3:07 pm
Reply to  larrwd

You posted a comment on a public board….or does your superior brain not understand that concept?

Who are YOU is the better question?

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 3:10 pm
Reply to  greenfan

He’s in the top 2% of the populations, highest IQ. You didn’t know that green? What’s wrong with you? Yet, he’s on gcobb all of the time, making stupid, imbecilic comments!

paulman
paulman
October 21, 2013 11:38 pm
Reply to  DCar

Classic One DCAr, LMFBO..

larrwd
larrwd
October 20, 2013 3:10 pm
Reply to  greenfan

Im still not sure who you are.

greenfan
greenfan
October 20, 2013 3:35 pm
Reply to  larrwd

Guess you are not very smart then, huh?

paulman
paulman
October 20, 2013 2:43 pm

Well the good thing is that the Eagłes are only down 3-0 and hopefully can get going on Offense here in the 2nd Half..
12 Punts by both Teams in the first half
This is like a Heavyweight Bout to see which Team is going to flinch first
Defensively, Trent Cole, Cedric Thornton, Ryans
Have played well, Fletcher & Wolff are holding their own in the Secondary
Nice Sack by Curry..

haveacigar
haveacigar
October 20, 2013 2:47 pm

We need to start the second half with a defensive TD… Been awhile I think

NuGreembol
NuGreembol
October 20, 2013 3:03 pm

Can’t believe this Offense right now. I blame everybody up here that overly rode Foles jock. Jinxed him. at least for the first half hope he wakes up!

Stevo
Stevo
October 20, 2013 3:06 pm

We may need a Foles groin update from Vinnie. Vinnie… what do u see down there?

larrwd
larrwd
October 20, 2013 3:11 pm

Green fan and Dcar where so right about Foles.. Hes better than peyton manning.. Hes definitely the next Tom brady

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 3:18 pm
Reply to  larrwd

Where the f^#@ did I ever say he was better than, or equal to Manning & Brady, you F^#@ing retard? Yet you are in MENSA! Go jump in front of a train you troll, lying, loser! What has your hero Vick done for 12 years, other than be an epic underachieving failure?!? GTFOH!

greenfan
greenfan
October 20, 2013 3:25 pm
Reply to  larrwd

Guess you don’t have a photogenic memory…what the fuck are you talking about?

Go play with your crayons becuase you clearly don’t have anything intelligent to add to the discussion.

daggolden
daggolden
October 20, 2013 3:13 pm

Love Foles quick release and the wsy he doesn’t hold on to the ball to long. Love the way Foles throws his recievers open. Its so refreshing.

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 20, 2013 3:14 pm

Now when I say “Vick opens up the run game” folk will understand.

DCar
DCar
October 20, 2013 3:15 pm
Reply to  tsjohnson5

Shut up! Go away!

tsjohnson5
tsjohnson5
October 20, 2013 3:21 pm
Reply to  DCar

lol.

Don’t be mad ’cause I was right.

Tampa played Zone. Playing zone against the offense is just DUMB. The are 0-5 for a reason.