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Cowboys go soft with big strengths

Run defense, passing game are glaring weaknesses in blowout loss to resurgent Eagles

Updated: October 31, 2011, 3:38 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

PHILADELPHIA -- When a team's biggest strengths turn into glaring weaknesses, a butt whuppin' tends to happen.

That's a simple explanation for the 34-7 spanking the Philadelphia Eagles gave the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

If the Cowboys can't stop the run or throw the ball efficiently, they have no chance to compete. That was painfully obvious Sunday night.

They looked like they didn't even belong on the same field as the so-called Dream Team, ...

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