The Dallas Cowboys went in to Chicago and won. Chels did a recap of the game. Take a look.
Now all eyes are on the Sunday Night Football division matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Somehow these NFC East matchups are never just a game to be won. They always lead to the only key geting the Cowboys to the postseason.
During the Thanksgiving matchup against the Eagles I thought the Dallas offensive line would be fun to watch. Instead, the line turned out to be a doormat for Philadelphia’s defense. Tony Romo and the offense played like shit. The Eagles defense had four sacks, held Demarco Murray to 73 yards and didn’t allow any Cowboys wide receiver in the end zone. These things cannot happen Sunday night.
Ever hear the football adage that says the run game can be the best defense? Well, it applies here. Both teams have below average defenses. Not figuratively. But literally. The Cowboys are 17th and the Eagles are 20th on defense. The rushing defense isn’t much different. The Cowboys are 17th and the Eagles are 18th. It gets worse. The Cowboys are 25th on passing defense and the Eagles are 26th. This means there’s a really good chance this game will need a bunch of points to be won.
Even if the Dallas defense plays well, Philly will most certainly score points. The question is whether Tony Romo and team can score more points this time. The Cowboys offensive line have to show they are the dominant force in the game. Having the league’s leading rusher in Murray has been amazing but the line is a big reason why. In fact, I believe being number 3 in rushing offense with Murray is the difference in this game. If the Cowboys are to win they’d do it best by keeping the Eagles offense off of the field. And that means finding ways to get Murray into the second level of the defense, a nice amount of yards for Witten and at least one touchdown for #88. Let’s hope this turns out well.