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Has it though?The Eagles approach is more calculated and will result in a more consistent team. Now whether it will get them to multiple SBs like it did the Rams we have yet to see.
The Eagles have won the Division 4 times in the last 10 years, including this year, having not repeated during that time. And they finished 2nd in the Division 4 time in that same 10 year period. They made the playoffs 6 times in that period, going 5-4 overall. But 3 of those wins were in that magical 2017 SB season. They lost in the Wildcard or Divisional round 4 of the other 5 times.
Dallas has won the Division 4 times in that same 10 year period, also not repeating. And have finished 2nd 4 times as well. They’ve made the playoffs 5 times in that same period, going 3-4, losing in the Wildcard or Divisional round all 5 times.
Overall, not much difference between the 2 teams in the last 10 years. The only difference has been their 2017 SB season. I’m not discounting that at all, that’s what they play for. But getting to the SB largely depends on a number of factors, none the least of which is health and official’s decisions. How much more would Sean Payton be held in regard had an a horrendous non-call been made in 2018? NO almost certainly wins that game and is playing in a 2nd SB.
I will say the 1 difference between the Philly and Dallas approach is that Philly absolutely values the defensive line way more so than Dallas. They have also been very good in making moves to increase their draft capital. I guarantee Philly doesn’t give Cooper away for pittance. Of course, part of that problem was his contract, but as evidenced by the Rams with Goff and the Eagles with Wentz, that is not an total roadblock.