Despite loss, Eagles show they are a force in the NFC East

The Cowboys won the Monday night shootout, but the Eagles proved they, too, will be a force in the NFC East, writes Stephen A. Smith.

Originally Published: September 16, 2008
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPN.com

IRVING, Texas -- America's Team showed up for one last Monday night game at Texas Stadium. And when the Dallas Cowboys were finished, surviving in thrilling fashion for a 41-37 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, they proved to be everything everyone thought they were.

They were sensational, courtesy of Terrell Owens. They were explosive, courtesy of an offense that proved it could score in bunches, against anyone, at any given moment. They also were erratic (i.e., Tony Romo), ...

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