Tuesday, December 14, 2010
NFC East Week 14 decisive moment
By Matt Mosley
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DeSean Jackson had just caught a short pass along the sideline and turned it into a 91-yard touchdown to give the Eagles a 27-20 lead early in the fourth quarter. The Dallas Cowboys needed to answer; on the next play from scrimmage Jon Kitna dropped back and tried to hit Roy E. Williams on an out pattern. Eagles cornerback Dimitri Patterson closed on the ball and had an easy interception before stepping out of bounds at the Cowboys' 33-yard line.
The interception set up another David Akers field goal, and I thought it was a pretty decisive moment in this game. Williams had the best season of his NFL career when he was playing with Kitna in Detroit. He's talked in the past about the great chemistry he had with the quarterback. But Williams has once again become a non-factor in this offense.
Kitna delivered the ball to where he thought Williams would arrive, but the big wide receiver stumbled coming out of his break. By turning the ball over at that point, the Cowboys dug too deep a hole to overcome. Kitna showed some resolve in making it 30-27 with over four minutes left, but the defense was then overwhelmed by LeSean McCoy in the running game.