Cowboys vs. Eagles Pregame Chat
D'Arcy Maine (7:19 PM)
Greetings from the ILL-A-DELPH! What's that? No one calls it that? I'll try again... Greetings from Philly! We've got an NFC East showdown tonight between the Cowboys and the Eagles ahead of us and some very strange games behind us. Let's attempt to make some sense of it all in.
Sam, Newark [via mobile]
How will Rob Ryan's comments effect the Eagles?
D'Arcy Maine (7:22 PM)
It's tough to say considering nothing has seemed to motivate this Eagles team thus far this season. Would think Andy Reid would be like, um, himself in a candy store if Ryan's comments riled up his team. For those who don't remember, Rob Ryan called the Eagles the 'all-hype team' during the offseason after VY made the 'dream team' comment. Hard to argue with Ryan's point but there' still plenty of time to turn it around for the Eagles. A win by them today would create a three-way tie for second (or last) in the NFC East.
Tom (Jackson, MS) [via mobile]
How is the tailgating in Philly?
D'Arcy Maine (7:24 PM)
Got to spend some time today walking around the tailgate today as they didn't let the media in until 4:30. Definitely one of the best tailgates I've seen. And I'm not just saying that because I scored a free cheesesteak.
Angel (El Paso, Tx) [via mobile]
Eagles loose today is that it for Andy Reid.
D'Arcy Maine (7:27 PM)
Well if the Eagles are loose today, that could be a good thing. They do look relaxed warming up as I write this. However, if they lose today, I don't think Andy Reid is going anywhere midseason. But the Eagles will have some tough questions in the offseason if this team doesn't make the playoffs. There's just too much talent on this roster to justify that.
Trevor, Athens, GA [via mobile]
How do they determine which game the Bills play in Buffalo?
D'Arcy Maine (7:30 PM)
I'm not sure how the NFL and the Bills decide which game is played in Toronto. I would assume it's the Bills ultimate decision in large part and can't be scheduled until the completion of the baseball postseason on the (very) off chance the Blue Jays might still be playing in October. Regardless of the reason, apologies to our Canadian friends for having to watch that debacle. The Redskins offense was apparently denied admission at the border...
frankie, md [via mobile]
what the heck happened to the redskins?
D'Arcy Maine (7:32 PM)
In these uncertain times, it's nice to know some things never change. We always can count on the Redskins for a good laugh. Read during the broadcast that Shanahan had never been shut out before today's debacle. Disappointing after such a strong start to the season. It's like the football version of Cinderella. Except it's now 2 AM and their glass slipper is a torn MCL and their coach...'s face is the color of a pumpkin.
Henry (Dallas) [via mobile]
how's the weather tonight?
D'Arcy Maine (7:35 PM)
It's a little chilly (about 40 degrees) but only a slight breeze and, most importantly, it's not snowing. Can't tell you what a relief that is... After yesterday's crazy weather, today was actually a perfect fall day. Good night for football. Too bad a large portion of the Northeast can't watch it.
Diddy Philly [via mobile]
If dallas wins will they win the division
D'Arcy Maine (7:40 PM)
This has to be one of the strangest years in recent memory for the NFC East. An Eagles win tonight would put them in a three-way tie with the Cowboys and the Redskins for second in the division. The Giants are the frontrnners now, both by their record and by having the closest thing that resembles consistency. It's really anyone' division to win. Minus the Redskins.
John Dallas [via mobile]
Do You Think The Cowboys Are Ready For Today?
D'Arcy Maine (7:41 PM)
They look focused and ready warming up, John. They're coming off a good win so I'm sure that helps their mentality for tonight. Because of the fierce rivalry between these two squads, I would imagine both teams are fired up and ready to go. No love lost with these two.
Wade austin tx [via mobile]
Do you think that rob ryan will leave the cowboys next year for a head coaching job.
D'Arcy Maine (7:43 PM)
Good question, Wade. He's certainly the most talked about coordinator in the league. I'm sure he'll be considered for many if not all of the league's vacancies. Wouldn't it be fun to watch him coach the 'Fins and have him face his brother twice a year? The trash talking could be legendary.
rochester [via mobile]
Which team should feel a greater sense of urgency to win the game?
D'Arcy Maine (7:48 PM)
Great question, Rochester. I think this game is a must-win for both team's in all honesty. For the Cowboys, a win puts them in second place in the division and within striking distance of the Giants. They could be right back in this race. For the Eagles, a loss would keep them in last place in the division whereas a win would force a tie for second. For both teams a win over a heated rival could provide the momentum to start a winning streak and might change the attitude in the locker room. It's a big, big game.
b ? [via mobile]
D'Arcy Maine (7:48 PM)
Anon [via mobile]
D'Arcy Maine (7:51 PM)
I'm going to pretend that's an Andrew Luck reference.
Colt Richmond Va [via mobile]
Hands down, who do u think wins tonight
D'Arcy Maine (7:52 PM)
Eagles are favored today by 3 (with an O/U set at 48.0). These two teams aren't exactly the most reliable so it's really hard to make anything that resembles an accurat prediction. I think it will be a close one with the Birds getting the W thanks to the home crowd. Just like Vegas says.
keith nc [via mobile]
Even though all the cowboys losses came towards the end of games, d you feel like dallas are legimate contenders to play in superbowl or even nfc title game?
D'Arcy Maine (7:55 PM)
Tough to say, Keith. They certainly have impressive moments and then they have other games where they can't find the endzone. Unfortunatly Tony Romo's postseason record doesn't have me convinced that this is a legitimate contender. However, this is shaping up to be a very strange season so I'm not ruling anything out at this point.
james, tx [via mobile]
do you have any sports related halloween costume suggestions? i'm going to a party tomorrow night and need an idea
D'Arcy Maine (7:57 PM)
LOVE this question! What about Rob Ryan as a costume? You just need some Cowboys gear, a grandmother wig and pillow for your sweatshirt (if neccesary). You could have a friend join you as Rex as a bonus. However, if you're really out of time or money, just take off your shirt and go as Rob Gronkowski.
star [via mobile]
Who is back up qb is young cleared to play
D'Arcy Maine (8:02 PM)
Last I heard, Vince Young is active for tonight's game and is the No. 2 QB on the Eagles depth hart. However, if you're a Philly fan, I would imagine you're hoping to NOT see him tonight.
New Cumberland, PA [via mobile]
After Demarcus Ware sidelines Vick for an extended period in tonight's game, will Andy Reid finally pick up the phone and call his hero Brett Favre to ride out the season (and his tenure in Philly)?
D'Arcy Maine (8:03 PM)
Please don't say that man's name. That's the scariest thing I've heard all Halloween weekend.
Paul (Chicago) [via mobile]
why did the cowboys release choice?
D'Arcy Maine (8:07 PM)
Well the obvious answer would be because he was injured and to make room for linebacker Bruce Carter on the roster. However, between injuries and lackluster play, he didn't seem like he had much of a chance of staying with the team. He averaged just 2.7 yards on his 28 carries this season and lost a couple of fumbles. I think the latest injury just came at the perfect time for Dallas to have an excuse to cut him loose.
Kevin Severna Park MD [via mobile]
The important question is which cheesesteak is better, Pat's or Geno's?
D'Arcy Maine (8:09 PM)
Is there a more important question in Philadelphia? I think I'm going to need to try them both again to make the most educated decision. But I would gladly take either.
D'Arcy Maine (8:11 PM)
That does it for me gang. Thanks to everyone for the questions and any comment that didn't tell me I suck. I'll be blogging during the game. Hope you'll join me there as well. Enjoy the game and Happy Halloween! (Cue 'Thriller' music)