The Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the best stories in the NFL this season. They have played outstanding football that has allowed them to compile a 9-1 record. Quarterback Carson Wentz has generated some very serious MVP talk in only his second year in the league. The team has played well on both offense an defense. Opposing teams still have no answer for them 10 games into the season. The Dallas Cowboys were the latest team to be taken to the woodshed by the Eagles in a 37-9 rout in the nationally televised game on Sunday night. It was the second straight week that the Cowboys were blown out and embarrassed on national TV. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is not a happy man these days. His team is now 5-5.
Wentz only threw for 168 yards in the game. It was one of his least impressive games this season. However, he did not need to be great in this game. The Cowboys clearly missed their star running back Ezekiel Elliott. He is currently serving a suspension of six games that was handed down by the NFL due to domestic violence allegations. The cowboys could not get anything going on offense. The teams struggle to generate anything on offense was not helped by the fact that quarterback Dak Prescott threw three interceptions.
Interestingly, the Cowboys were only trailing by a score of 9-7 at halftime. However, the Cowboys were blown out in the second half of a game for the second consecutive week. Jerry Jones expressed his concern with this fact when he was asked if his team has a talent and coaching deficiency. The Cowboys are still in a position to make the playoffs. However, they will need to turn things around in a hurry. Any slim hopes the Cowboys had of winning the division went down the drain after this loss to the Eagles. The best the Cowboys can hope for now is to make the playoffs as a wild card.
The Eagles decision to trade for Jay Ajayi from the Dolphins now seems like a very wise decision. He only carried the ball seven times and still managed to gain 91 yards. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said that he was pleased with his team’s effort. This was the worst loss for the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Eagles have now won eight consecutive games.