Review Eagles at Cowboys – NFC Playoffs

For the second time this season the Dallas Cowboys (11-5) came out the victor in a bruising battle with hated NFC rival Philadelphia (11-5). However, this time around the stakes were high as a NFC East title and a three seed in the NFC playoffs was at stake. The Cowboys dominated from the first whistle and when the dust finally settled only one team had hung any points on the board in a lopsided 24-0 beat down.

Dallas did it on both sides of the ball pitching its second consecutive shut for the first time in this storied franchise’s history; not an easy thing to do especially against an explosive offense like the Eagles that seems to lead the lead in big time playmakers. But on Sunday the Eagles managed just 228 total yards, 191 in the air and an abysmal 37 yards on the ground.

QB Donovan McNabb averaged just 6.2 yards per pass attempt as the Dallas secondary stifled his receivers on the deep routes and the pass rush harassed him all game long netting 4 sacks on the day. In contrast the Cowboys did what they wanted both on the ground and in the air. RB Felix Jones broke loose in this game with 15 carries for 91 yards and Marion Barber inflicted even more damage with 91 yards on 14 carries.

Tony Romo was nearly perfect with completing 24 of 34 passes and finishing with 311 yards. The only good thing for the Eagles to come out of this game is the fact that they’ll get a rematch in the first round of the playoffs.

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