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Recap: ESPN Dallas: Beat Writers Recap: Cowboys-Eagles

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By Calvin Watkins

    The Cowboys fell, 30-27, to the Eagles Sunday night at Cowboys Stadium in a thrilling game on national television. Let's recap a few things in our weekly Beat Writers Recap.

    *Returner Bryan McCann was benched after fumbling a punt, the second time the last two weeks he's lost the ball on a return. For the game, McCann finished with just one punt return for minus 13 yards and two fair catches.

    *The box score will say nose tackle Jay Ratliff had three tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry. What it doesn't say is he was double-teamed on a consistent basis by the Eagles offensive line.

    *Jason Garrett said Miles Austin was lined up in different spots at the line of scrimmage and the Eagles had a "shell coverage" of the Cowboys leading receiver.

    *Speaking of Kitna he didn't throw the ball deep down field and completed two passes, Martellus Bennett and Jason Witten, short of the first down markers on third down. Kitna seemed rushed to complete passes when there wasn't any pressure. He relied too much on his tight ends and running backs.

    *The Cowboys secondary for the most part did a nice job on the Eagles three main receivers. Every once and a while defensive backs get beat, that's the nature of the business.

    *It was interesting how Garrett used the running backs. For the record, Jones finished with 41 yards on 13 carries and Tashard Choice had just seven touches for 16 yards. There are times when Jones is fantastic to watch because he's able to cut and get past defenders. Other times, he lack vision.

    Read the detailed recap and notes: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4675831/beat-writers-recap-cowboys-eagles

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