• September 28, 2022

Eagles Dominate The Cowboys

LeSeanMcCoy1This was the Eagles best game of the season.  They won by the score of 33-10 in front a national audience in Dallas, but it could have easily been much worse if the Birds had put the ball in the end zone at a higher percentage when they got in the Red Zone.  The inefficiency in the Red Zone is about the only shortcoming the Birds offense had today.

Of course the offense played an outstanding game with the guys upfront dominating the Dallas defensive front.  The Birds had a total of 250 yards rushing and Mark Sanchez had all day to throw the football.

Sanchez did a great job of executing the offense, but most importantly he took care of the football.  He’s going to have his work cut out for him against the Seahawks but let’s enjoy this Dallas win for now.  Sanchez completed 20 of 29 passes for 217 yards and one touchdowns.

LeSean McCoy hit the holes decisively and he made guys miss in the open field.  McCoy ran for 159 yards on 25 carries.  This week you won’t hear much about him not being the same back he was last year.  The line was opening up some huge holes for McCoy and company to run through earlier today.  McCoy had the safeties in one-on-one situations with room to operate.

Chip Kelly and the offensive staff pounded the Cowboys with the running game and when they got them set up with that, they had Sanchez pull the football out on bootlegs and hit Eagles receivers running crossing routes.  It was another big day for Jeremy Maclin, who caught eight passes for 108 yards.

I was impressed by the play of the Eagles offense, but I wasn’t shocked.  I’ve seen them play that way before under the leadership of Kelly.

The play of the Eagles defense on the other hand was a shock.  I’ve never seen this secondary play as well as they did today.  This was by far the best football game which Bradley Fletcher, Cary Williams and Nate Allen played very well together.  Fletcher and Williams each took their turns blanketing the Cowboys receivers, including Pro Bowl wide out Dez Bryant.  Allen forced two turnovers, a fumble recovery and an interception.  Can they play like that again?  We’ll have to wait and see.

The Eagles front seven played well as they kept DeMarco Murray under control, which is no easy job.  Fletcher Cox who contributed a sack and some great play against the run was a standout upfront.  They got some pressure on Tony Romo and that helped the coverage keep the Cowboys passing game under wraps.  Romo threw for only 199 yards and was picked off twice.

Billy Davis and his defense held the Cowboys offense, which is one of the best offenses in the league to only 267 yards.  Romo and crew were never on top of their game.  I expect to see a different crew in a couple of weeks, but there’s no question that Davis dialed up the right defenses this time around.

GCOBB

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DMAN
DMAN
November 28, 2014 5:19 am

Huge win!! Love what the birds did today on offense and defense..this was by far one of the most fun games I have watched in a long time. But this whole red zone shit is starting to piss me off. What happens when were in the playoffs and the red zone issues continue to take place? I sure hope its sooner than later..

daggolden
daggolden
November 28, 2014 5:51 am

Something internally is going on wwith Riley Cooper on this team. It started 2 weeks ago when Cooper didn’t run the right route and Sanchez threw a int and took the blame. Then this week he stated that Maclin doesn’t come out because he is “playing for a contract” and then backed it up and said “he must not be as good of a player as Maclin is that’s why he comes out. Then he argues with Sanchez on the field and on 2 occasions Aikman says Cooper didn’t look like he was ready for the ball. Don’t quite understand Coopers deal but he definitely is causing a distraction on and off the field. Hope Chip brings him in and has a word with him.

Biglion821
Biglion821
November 28, 2014 9:06 am
Reply to  daggolden

Cooper is a bad character asshole who was rewarded a nice contract for one years work who needs to go. Huff will start getting more snaps from this point forward.

zilents44
zilents44
November 28, 2014 9:10 am
Reply to  Biglion821

Oh yea goodbye coop u know u a fuckhead when sanchez can scream at u step right in huff and the only reason coop is in the guy blocks his ass off

Biglion821
Biglion821
November 28, 2014 9:11 am
Reply to  Biglion821

And Sanchez still scares the shit out of me every time he cocks his arm to make a throw.

zilents44
zilents44
November 28, 2014 9:14 am
Reply to  Biglion821

Me too biggie especially on redzone im like plz dont throw a pick down here trying to make a play

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 28, 2014 9:24 am
Reply to  Biglion821

Lion a few more sanchez led wins and you will finally hop on the chip bus!

zilents44
zilents44
November 28, 2014 9:30 am
Reply to  haveacigar

Lol hac we got a seat saved for him right beside the old chipper

Biglion821
Biglion821
November 28, 2014 11:54 am
Reply to  haveacigar

Cigar, if they beat Seattle and Sanchez has no turnovers reserve my seat.

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
November 28, 2014 12:15 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

Big I told you my boy Huff will start taking snaps from him. He sees the writing on the wall that’s Riley’s frustration. He will become James Casey next year.

Btw if Huff gets more playing time be prepared to see him blow guys up like Hines Ward. Kid is a monster blocking for his size.

greenfan
greenfan
November 28, 2014 12:25 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

Coopers last day on this team cannot come soon enough for me. Outside of 6-8 games last year, the guy has consistantly underperformed and underwelmed. At 6’4″ with good speed, he should have been an answer to this teams yearly RedZone problems, but the guy has never stepped up and performed. I didn’t like the contract at the time, but also, we were under the impression that he and Foles had an on field chemistry that disappeared once he got the contract.

I hope that Huff is all that you are saying IJ. I have seen the Oregon footage, and know that he was explosive…i really think he just needs to stop pressing and let the game come to him. I believe that wanting to prove his worth is making him press, but if he can just settle down and get some catches in space he can be a great weapon for this team.

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
November 28, 2014 1:00 pm
Reply to  greenfan

Your last statement is the key, the game hasn’t slowed down for him yet and he’s trying to hard but he’s getting there.

Did you see Chip give him a couple carries? More long term Chip wrinkles. 4-5wr audibles where he becomes the back… Lol yes please!

jo mama
jo mama
November 29, 2014 11:22 am
Reply to  Biglion821

AGREED! I don’t even think he and Foles were on the same page. Supposed to be our Red Zone solution, but I wish he would fight for the Ball, just like he ready to fight “Every N@&@ in the stadium!

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
November 28, 2014 7:34 am

Isn’t it good to see the read option actually works?

We don’t need a running quarterback but we definately a QB with quick motion who is able to pull the ball out a take a few yards when the defenders bite run.

Foles slow motion handicaps Chup’s scheme and I’m sure the coaches see this too.

Another thing.

It’s a breathe of fresh air to see Sanchez fire ripping Cooper’s ass for not doing his job.

That’s a leader on the field making his guys accountable.

He told Cooper to look to the sideline and get the play like everyone else.

Pay attention and get his damn head around…See Cooper is use to the slow developed plays with Foles in the game.

Cooper really have to get his head around fast with Sanchez who gets the ball out fast.

All in all, it was a great team win and I’m feeling more confident with Chip who can one day get us the prize.

I’m hoping the Skins implode and let RG3 loose.

This offense would be sick if Chip were to get him here.

Go Eagles!

haveacigar
haveacigar
November 28, 2014 7:57 am
Reply to  SONGSRME2

Um idiot songs you do understand that Kelly sees it entirely different than? Files will start when healthy, Kelly doesn’t see him as a handicap… Kelly had a prolific, historic offense with foles.
As for ur hero rg me… Kelly wants no part of a me first arrogant head case

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
November 28, 2014 10:30 am
Reply to  haveacigar

I’ll bet you Foles don’t get the start this season once healthy and the loser of the bet leaves gcobb’s site forever.

Bet?

IrishEagle
IrishEagle
November 28, 2014 8:01 am

RG3 is the biggest bust since JaMarcus Russell what the hell would we want with him?

greenfan
greenfan
November 28, 2014 8:56 am
Reply to  IrishEagle

Funny isn’t it Irish, the Birds have their biggest win of the year against a quality divisional rival on national TV, and yet this bozo only wants to talk about getting RGIII. He is a total troll and fraud.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 28, 2014 9:13 am
Reply to  greenfan

Greenfan, I agree. Jeesh, just give it a rest already..damn, enjoy the win! Some people clearly have agendas.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
November 28, 2014 10:35 am
Reply to  IrishEagle

Didn’t you also say Sanchez wasn’t that good?

I’m seeing under Chip Kelly a QB’s past of no baring.

Coaching is such an intricate part of how a QB succeeds in the NFL.

Sanchez is now a better QB now that he’s no longer under Rex Ryan.

RG3 would be a monster under Chip’s offense and how he works with Quarterbacks.

This team would be unstoppable with RG3.

I’m hoping we can trade Foles ass outta here and have Sanchez as the number one, then get RG3 to take the reigns for the future if he’s let go.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 28, 2014 10:40 am
Reply to  SONGSRME2

WTF Mr. one track mind, did you major in tunnel vision? 9-3, big win with division rival, you and a couple of other morons only want to talk QB play…lol. Go root for Washington, or are you mad because RG3 got benched? Didn’t you say Mike Vick could come and start for Eagles two weeks ago? He’s benched too. You’re not an Eagles fan, just a fan of certain players, or should I say, certain types of players.

zilents44
zilents44
November 28, 2014 10:44 am
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

black guys who can run is that what you mean certain players lol

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 28, 2014 10:57 am
Reply to  zilents44

Nope, both songs and Kool (one in the same) wanted Manziel, as foolish as that selection would have been. I do not think for one minute either of them really care about the skin tone of the QB, just their ability to run.( It just so happens that the majority of mobile QB’s are black so it appears that way on the surface). That is the problem though because Manziel and other running QB’s never honed their pocket skills in college, that’s why they struggle in the pros. That’s why I knew Manziel would be a mistake, he can’t run a pro system, he free lances. I don’t think he has the desire, or work ethic to become a good professional QB either.

mhenski
mhenski
November 28, 2014 11:09 am
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

COLIN KAEPERNICK IS ONE OF IF NOT THE WORST STARTING QUARTERBACK IN THE NFL. WELL MAYBE 2ND WORST AFTER WHOEVER STARTS FOR THE JETS

zilents44
zilents44
November 28, 2014 11:14 am
Reply to  mhenski

Yo Stephen A just ripped the redskins organization on first take…..lol he called what daniel snyder has done with the franchise is just plain triphlin…lol

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
November 29, 2014 12:29 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Responses like the above is why I dig you EHL. You “see” it. You wouldn’t take the bullshit bait on the black qb. Personally I feel Songs and Kool don’t care who the qb is. I truly believe they like f-ing with the same clowns that made race and issue in regards to qb from the very start. I know you and some other reasonable and grounded posters call them out. But I love their post…lol.
As to Sanchez. We both are waiting for the implosion…lol. However, I still feel that his over all body of work from preseason to now has been pretty good. even the turn-overs aren’t typical Sanchize like. now the check downs are approaching kevin Kolb level. But I don’t feel I’m looking at a qb who’s scared and pressing.
If this guy plays this way against Seattle? And billy davis gets the dogs to keep playing like this? In my best Clay Davis from the Wire:….Shheeeiit!!!

Biglion821
Biglion821
November 29, 2014 12:34 pm
Reply to  coldbrewski

LOL

greenfan
greenfan
November 29, 2014 12:40 pm
Reply to  coldbrewski

Lol brewski. Shheeeeeiit !!

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
November 29, 2014 1:10 pm
Reply to  coldbrewski

I knew you crazy mofos would like that….lol

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 29, 2014 1:14 pm
Reply to  coldbrewski

Coldbrew…the fact that you can work a Clay Davis “sheeeeeit” in your posts makes it worth me reading yours bro…lol!

dtime
dtime
November 28, 2014 12:37 pm
Reply to  SONGSRME2

Who cares! Why are we still talking about this same old crap after every Eagles game? The Eagle QB’s don’t have to prove anything to Songs or anyone else. Songs if you can’t find a different subject please please find a different site. Eagles fans are trying to enjoy this win. You constantly bring up the same old tired subject and it’s getting very old. I’m sure the Jets or Redskins have a web site and you can post there.

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
November 28, 2014 1:15 pm
Reply to  dtime

Don’t forget Koolbreeze who is Sanchezs biggest supporter however when he signed his exact words were

Crappy move…Sanchez sucks….

Lmao

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
November 28, 2014 8:59 am

Eagles are what? 18-5 with Foles and Sanchez at the helm.

Why is RGBust being mentioned?

zilents44
zilents44
November 28, 2014 9:34 am

If wecwin out which is definely something we can do i think we get the 1 seed cuz arizona will lose two more at least and green bay will lose at least one with that lions game but probally the patriots game

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
November 28, 2014 9:54 am

Tony Romo had no zip in his passes. He was lofting freebie safety shag fly interceptions like they were practice punts their was so much air under those passes. Dallas might not win another game all year if Romo continues to play like that. Dallas desperately needs a new QB next off season. Did anyone notice Mark Sanchez seeking out Jason Garrett after the game? Jerry Jones praising RG3 in pre game quotes. Dallas might know Romo’s career is over, his back is not good enough for 16 NFL starts anymore ( maybe only 6 starts if lucky ) I can’t see Dallas winning their next game with Romo playing like that.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
November 28, 2014 10:36 am

Tony Romo actually looked like Foles did this season.

Stevo
Stevo
November 28, 2014 10:49 am
Reply to  SONGSRME2

Vick is gone. Let go… In fact.. Go with it. I have agreed with your D assessment for years but you.. Like vinnie… Can’t enjoy a win anymore unless u are right. And best news is… Neither of you are. How are your skins doing this year?

zilents44
zilents44
November 28, 2014 9:59 am

I love dez the football player but to talk shit about us being cheap when u got shut down by eagles secondary u are such a dick head of a person if he screams at my dfence id be pissed y dont u make a play for that piss poor offense

Biglion821
Biglion821
November 28, 2014 12:01 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Z the Cowboys players go through too much histrionics on the sidelines, Witten yelling at coaches, Dez yelling at everybody, cheap shot dude yelling at the refs it’s ridiculous. You never see Eagles players, well with the exception of Sanchez being ready to slap the shit out of Cooper doing that crap.

greenfan
greenfan
November 28, 2014 12:27 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

Lol…cheap shot dude yelling at the refs…i spit my coffee on that one…too funny Biggie

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
November 28, 2014 10:02 am

Mark Sanchez lost his cool with Cooper, then threw a 95 mile an hour fastball on the next play to Cooper’s gut. Those 2 hate each other.

Stevo
Stevo
November 28, 2014 10:46 am

Or… Coop never looked up… Had he done so… We would have scored. I took at as Mark trying to get him the ball right away after hard words. But. Spin away i guess.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
November 28, 2014 12:45 pm
Reply to  Stevo

Mark Sanchez only completes passes when the pass receiver is right in front on him so, yes if Cooper is foolish enough not to look for the ball where the ankle is less than 10 degrees, shame on him

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
November 28, 2014 12:53 pm

oops angle

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
November 29, 2014 12:36 pm

Cooper just got a $25 million dollar bump during the offseason. That’s starter money. pro athlete money. Coldbrewski and EOS can get a pass for not paying attention; looking up or dropping catchable balls, but not a player in Cooper’s position. Stop making excuses. Sanchez 95 mph fast ball had nothing on some of Farve’s and Elways passes. Cooper needs to keep his trap shut and catch the ball.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
November 28, 2014 10:11 am

Sunday’s games of playoff interest in NFC Sunday.
Cardinals vs Falcons 4:05
Green Bay vs New England 4:25

mhenski
mhenski
November 28, 2014 10:42 am

WOWWWWW

Jordan Matthews on pace for 72 catches, 915 yards, and nine touchdowns

WOWWWWWWWWW

haaaaaaaaaa we miss DJAX so bad

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
November 28, 2014 11:18 am
Reply to  mhenski

He’d still be more productive on the field than Riley cooper. Cooper got his $ and all of a sudden his play is a 1/3 of what it was last year. Plus, he has become a pain in the butt.

zilents44
zilents44
November 28, 2014 10:45 am

I saw that stat on rotoworld I hope he actually gets that to that’s awesome

Stevo
Stevo
November 28, 2014 10:52 am

Guys… For years we screamed for a big and tough D. A run game. A balanced attack instead of bombs away play calling. We have it!!! This TEAM is finally moving in the right direction.

tua14768
tua14768
November 28, 2014 11:49 am

I loved last night’s game. I think this is the way Chip wants his offense to play. Run first, pass second. I like the way Sanchez played.

When the Eagles can run the ball, they are virtually unstoppable. Even though we left points on the board by not getting in the endzone, I still loved the way they played.

Riley Cooper needs to get on the same page as the rest of the offense. I don’t think he’ll be here next year. Huff will step in.

Defense played great. Even though I don’t care for Allen or Williams, I think they played very well.

Next week, I more concerned more about our defense than offense. Russel Wilson is tough to bring to the ground. If our offense can at least move the ball consistently to get into scoring position we will be fine.