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Monday, October 14, 2013
Cowboys' focus moves to Eagles

By Todd Archer

ARLINGTON, Texas – Like every team in the NFL, the Cowboys live with the 24-hour rule, but sometimes you have to move on sooner than 24 hours whether you win or lose.

As Sunday night turned into Monday morning after Dallas' 31-16 win against the Washington Redskins, some of the talk in the locker room turned to the next game at the Philadelphia Eagles.

First place in the NFC East will be on the line; each team sports a 3-3 record and a 2-0 mark in the NFC East. The Eagles have won their last two games after losing three in a row.

“They’re playing tough football,” quarterback Tony Romo said. “I was watching a little bit of their tape last week because it’s a different opponent as far as seeing them on television, just seeing what they’re doing. It’s going to be interesting to see all of the stuff they’re doing with the new system. It’ll be a good test for us, and we’ll be ready.”

Michael Vick’s status is in question because of a hamstring injury, but Nick Foles threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns in Philadelphia’s win Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. DeSean Jackson had two touchdown catches and Riley Cooper had 120 yards receiving and a touchdown. LeSean McCoy ran for 116 yards.

“It’s going to be a tough game,” Dallas linebacker Sean Lee said. “They have a lot of athletes and an ability to score.”