Week 15 Preview: A Dallas Two-Step?

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Curiously, Week 15 will serve as the regular season finale at Lincoln Financial Field when the Cowboys come to town for the second meeting between these two teams in only three weeks. Of course, there is likely to be much on the line as the Eagles begin a season-ending three-game stretch against division rivals.

    The Cowboys have won two straight games at Lincoln Financial Field and four of their last five games in Philadelphia. The Eagles' only victory at home over the Cowboys in the last five seasons came in 2011, when they defeated Dallas 34-7. Prior to that, the Eagles' last win over Dallas at Lincoln Financial Field was the 44-6 thrashing in the 2008 season finale, which propelled the Eagles into the playoffs. Perhaps 2014 will bring more of the same.

    The first time the Eagles and Cowboys met in 2013 was a knock-down, drag-out affair in which the Cowboys' defense thwarted the Eagles' high-flying offensive attack. A hard hit at the end of the third quarter resulted in a concussion for a struggling Nick Foles, who had the worst game of his pro career, and forced Matt Barkley into his first-ever NFL action. The rookie performed admirably in a pinch and was able to move the offense down the field, but he ended up throwing three interceptions as the Eagles fell, 17-3...

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  2. erod

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    That game in Philly, Foles looked awful. And the game in Dallas was the only other time all season the defense looked legitimate.

    For that reason, I don't think Philly is in for the season they expect. There's a blueprint on the Kelly and the Eagles now, and of all teams, the Cowboys provided it. Go figure.
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    there is no way Foles has as few turnovers this year. I could not believe the number of dropped pics and bad passes he got away with last year.
  4. CCBoy

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    Agreed, I don't think that Maclin and Cooper preoccupies defenses as Jacksons addition last season, did.

    Linebackers will now key up on their running backs out of the backfield.
  5. DFWJC

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    I agree, but they really do have outstanding potential in the pipeline..especially Jordan Matthews. But most rookie WRs don't overwhelm.
  6. CCBoy

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    Quick comment...who do you like better, Street or Matthews?
  7. DFWJC

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    I much prefer Matthews. Hopefully it turns out different though.

    The good news is that Dez and Wiiliams trumps Maclin and Cooper..IMO.
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The Eagles sucked last year, and they will suck again this year. The only decent team they beat was Chicago, but they gave up 48 and got hammered by the Vikings the week before. They won 7 of their last 8 to get in, but only played one playoff team - GB...who had freaking Scott Tolzien at QB.

    Now they lost their only vertical receiving threat and Foles will, inevitably, see his play decline.

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