Sunday, December 2, 2012
How you feeling? Eagles-Cowboys
By Dan Graziano
As the Dallas Cowboys prepare to host the Philadelphia Eagles tonight at 8:20 ET (7:20 CT), here's one reason for Eagles fans to feel good and one reason for Cowboys fans to do the same.
Eagles feeling good: Jeez, I don't know. Law of averages? They have to win sometime? The Eagles are a tough team right about which to find something nice or encouraging to say. They should be able to rack up yards on the ground with rookie running back Bryce Brown, who had 178 rushing yards on 19 carries Monday night against Carolina. Apart from the fumble issues that kind of ended up costing the Eagles that game, Brown looked like the real deal -- quick, shifty and very, very fast in the open field. And we could discuss the extent to which the fumble problems are also the real deal, but that wouldn't fit into this category, now would it?
Cowboys feeling good: Dallas' offense didn't take off three weeks ago when the Cowboys beat the Eagles in Philadelphia, but they were able to win anyway because the Eagles give the opponents so much. They are the only NFC East team with a worse turnover differential than the Cowboys this year (minus-14 to minus-11). And the last two quarterbacks who have played the Eagles -- Washington's Robert Griffin III and Carolina's Cam Newton -- have been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for their efforts. With Dez Bryant on a roll and the Eagles' pass defense historically permissive, Tony Romo could be in line for his biggest game of the year.