Game Night – PHI at DAL

Posted: October 20th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Game Night – PHI at DAL

This is the game of the year. Maybe make that the half-year. This won’t make or break the season, but it will give one team a clear advantage on the other. Dallas is desperate to stop a three-game losing the streak. The Eagles are desperate to get above .500 and to get rid of the frustration of last week’s loss to the Vikings.

Both teams have been banged up, but are getting some players back tonight.

The Eagles will be missing a starting LB, OT and WR, but they do get some CBs back. We’ll have to see how Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby play. Darby has been up and down this year. Mills hasn’t played in a year. Both could be rusty.

Dallas gets back Amari Cooper, both starting OTs and CB Byron Jones. That sounds like good news for them, but we have to see just how healthy those guys are. Cooper may not be able to run as well as he normally does. The OTs won’t be 100 percent.

I’m really curious to see how the Eagles respond to this game. Will this challenge bring out the best in the team? Will the injuries and missing players be too much to overcome? No matter what happens, this isn’t a season-defining game. But it sure is important. You want to win and get into first place, with a game advantage over your biggest rival.

The Eagles have lost three straight to Dallas. That’s just another incentive to go out and win this game.

They will need to run the ball well, execute in the Red Zone and find a way to limit the Dallas passing attack. Coming up with a couple of takeaways wouldn’t hurt either. Protecting Carson Wentz will be critical and Andre Dillard will be a key part of that. He must handle his business in his first NFL start.

Maybe someone will have a breakout game. Could it be Boston Scott with a punt return? Maybe T.J. Edwards plays well. Or maybe the Eagles finally unleash Daeshon Hall and he makes a big play.

This game isn’t just on Wentz. This will take a team effort and that means role players can be heroes just like the starters.

Everybody matters.


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