Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Kiffin Report - Week 7 - At Philadelphia When you play a team after listening to the media for the entire week tell you they are reinventing the way offense is played in the modern NFL and then hold them to an embarrassing low levels of points and yards on Sunday, you cannot have too much to complain about when considering the performance of the defense. In fact, if you enter the game after announcing the reality that Jay Ratliff is no longer employed here, Anthony Spencer is done for the year (and likely his run in Dallas), DeMarcus Ware will join you in Philadelphia - but only in street clothes - and the Cowboys will play with at least 2 defensive linemen who 7 days earlier were not even on the roster, you really should consider presenting the team with a victory Monday bonus day off. The Cowboys did a fantastic job of defense on Sunday, although the post-narrative has surely surrounded the inept play of Nick Foles. Foles was lousy, but he entered the game in pretty strong form and therefore one should not be too reluctant to present the Cowboys with just a little bit of credit for making him play as badly as he did. This is not golf, where all mistakes go to the player who made them. This is a sport where the defense finds out what you are uncomfortable doing, and then forces you do prove that you can get out of that mess or your humiliation will continue all day. And for Foles, it did. Until he left the game after a sack from George Selvie and Jarius Wynn. Then, Matt Barkley entered the game and distributed footballs to 3 members of the Cowboys defense (and a 4th that was called back) in just 1 quarter of football.