EAGLES DEFEAT THE DALLAS COWBOYS 33-10.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EAGLES FANS. The Eagles gave us all something to be thankful for in the Thanksgiving showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles rode the momentum of the previous victory against the Tennessee Titans and played even better in this game. To put it simply, the Eagles kicked the Cowboys ass in Jerry World.
Mark Sanchez improved from the week before, but it would not look like it statistically as he completed 20 out of 29 passes for 217 yards and 1 touchdown. Sanchez managed to not shoot himself in the foot in this one and kept the Eagles offense in a great rhythm. Sanchez was really involved in the first half compared to the second half as he completed 17 out of 24 passes for 202 yards with a touchdown in the first half and only threw the ball five times in the second half.
Shady is officially back but in my eyes (and hopefully everyone else’s). McCoy was an absolute beast in this win as he had 25 carries for 159 yards, with an average of 6.4 yards per rush, and had 1 touchdown. Shady has finally gotten in the rhythm that the Eagles, Shady, and the fans wanted him to be in all season. Credit for McCoy’s resurging can be given to Chip Kelly for continually giving Shady chances to get back to himself and McCoy for keeping his chin up and basically telling everyone he wasn’t done being a high impact player.
The receiving tandem of Jeremy Maclin and Jordan Matthews kept on riding their new popularity with the QB in this game as well. Matthews had 4 receptions for 51 yards, with 12.8 yards per reception, and 1 touchdown. As for Maclin, he’s just proving that he deserves to be the number 1 receiver on this team and a very nice contract. Maclin caught 8 passes for 108 yards and 13.5 yards per catch. With this game, Maclin went over 1,000 receiving yards in his career and is now at 1,080 receiving yards with 5 games left. Maclin can possibly break the franchise record of 1,440 and has not dropped a pass this year.
The defense looked really good in this game as the defensive line really spearheaded the play of the entire defense. Fletcher Cox was the standout on the impressive game of the entire defensive line as Cox recorded 4 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 tackles for loss. As for the secondary, even the weakest part of the defense played well in the win. There was only one big pass play of 38 yards from Romo to Dez. Although Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher are most likely on their way out of Philly after the season (for obvious reasons), they did play well as Williams recorded an interception and Fletcher made 7 tackles.
This game showed that the Eagles are really hitting there stride to cap off the season and towards the playoffs and eliminated any doubt people might have had after the loss to Green Bay. The game also put the Eagles in sole possession of first place in the NFC East with a 9-3 record. To those who might’ve missed some of the game because of their nap after dinner, at least the Eagles got the W.
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