Three up, Three down

October, 21, 2013
PHILADELPHIA -- The Dallas Cowboys' 17-3 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday was a solid performance by the defense mixed in with two good offensive scoring drives. But there were a few negatives. With that we have our weekly, Three up and Three down.

Three Up

Monte Kiffin: Well, the Cowboys defensive coordinator can't blame himself for anything this week. Kiffin's defense produced three sacks, held the Eagles to a season-low 278 offensive yards and intercepted three passes. Also, Desean Jackson and LeSean McCoy were ineffective most of the day.

Brandon Carr: Did the Eagles target the corner? Of course, but the Eagles offense was unable to produce much. Carr did a nice job holding down Jackson as the Cowboys continued to use more man-to-man coverage. Carr had two pass breakups, a pick and a tackle for loss.

Terrance Williams: We could also show Cole Beasley some love here, but Williams picked up a touchdown in his third consecutive game and is giving Tony Romo more confidence he can become a trusted receiver. Williams finished with six catches for 71 yards and one touchdown.

Three Down

Miles Austin: Is the hamstring really bothering Austin? Dwayne Harris and Beasley picked up playing time before Austin did on Sunday. Austin was credited with a drop after failing to haul in a Romo pass on third down. Austin finished with zero catches.

Doug Free: The starting right tackle committed three penalties, his first of the season, and all three were false starts. Free has been a productive player for the Cowboys this season, but he had a rough day against the Eagles.

DeMarco Murray: It's not his fault, but he wasn't on the field for the game due to a sprained left knee. Murray wants to play but his health prevents that and Joseph Randle played well in his place.
Calvin Watkins joined in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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