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Cowboys Lose Romo Early; Eagles Fly To Victory 20-7

NFL Gridiron Gab Columnist Troy Ballard

With Romo watching on the sidelines — Dallas was doomed.

The Philadelphia Eagles (7-8) traveled to Big D to stun the injury-riddled Cowboys (8-7), in a game that upon kickoff held playoff implications, but by the final snap, Philly had been eliminated. Following a New York Giants win over the New York Jets, the Eagles playoff hopes had been dashed, but despite being all too aware of being knocked out of the postseason, Philadelphia played a tough and physical game and won 20-7.

Unfortunately, the Cowboys could not answer the Eagles’ intensity.

The Eagles offense started off red-hot and drove down the field, with Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy lighting up the Cowboys defense. After jumping out to an early lead, the Eagles offense cooled off in the second half, and were only able to knock in two field goals in the final 30 minutes. But through the entire game, Philly’s offense looked sharp and precise, and in the second half, Dallas’ defense caught up with the Eagles offense and slowed them down.

Philadelphia’s defense caught a big break, as in the early first quarter, Tony Romo injured his hand, and was sidelined for the remainder of the game. The Eagles were lucky enough to match-up against back-up Stephen McGee and an incredibly flat Cowboys offense. The Eagles defense forced consistent three and outs, kept the running game contained, and were able to get excellent pressure on McGee. Aside from a single last second drive, the Eagles nearly shutout the Cowboys at home, and flexed their defensive dominance throughout the entire game.

On New Year’s night (flexed into prime time slot) the Cowboys will head east to the Big Apple to take on the Giants in a showdown where the winner will be crowned the NFC East division champ.

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2 Responses to “Cowboys Lose Romo Early; Eagles Fly To Victory 20-7”

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    • Roy says:

      Inspite of all the stupid mistakes coaches made, the cowboys still have opportunity to win their division, although they really don’t deserve it. Especially the defense coach who is he by the way? But it is time to shut up, or put up don’t know if coach Ryan can do either. I’m a true cowboy fan have been and will always be. But I get mad and upset when they play poorly, just wish the players and coaches would.

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