Dallas’s problems with Garrett are real – 3 straight losses, going down 20-6 at halftime to the Jets, players intentionally walking past him and not acknowledging him midgame. Dallas came out flat 2 weeks in a row after losing to the Saints and needing a win. They’re just not playing that hard for him and it’s obvious if you’re watching the games. Dez Bryant and T.O. are just saying what a lot of people have been thinking for a long time. The Cowboys’ offense even looks different from the beginning of the season and it doesn’t look like Kellen Moore’s plays as much anymore. Sam Darnold just threw for 338 yards on their defense, 10.6 yards per attempt. Green Bay was up by 20 on them at home when Dallas was in a bounce back spot. This isn’t the Vikings defense the Eagles are playing this week, they’re going to move the ball. Wentz will find Jeffery, Ertz, Sanders, and Goedart and make plays. DeSean Jackson might even come back this week.
Doug Pederson is confident to say the least about Sunday. And why shouldn’t he be? Yeah his secondary is bad but this team has faced adversity the last 2 seasons, beat it, and Dallas is in a much worse situation than them. In 14 years of betting sports, I’ve never heard a head coach say “we’re going to win the game on Sunday.” But that’s what Doug Pederson just said. Bold? Yeah 100%. And it could backfire, especially with the Eagles’ secondary. But Amari Cooper has a bad quad injury and there’s a good chance he’s out. He only played 3 snaps vs the Jets and even if he plays here he’s not going to be at 100%. That helps mask the Eagles’ problems in the secondary. Tyron Smith and La’el Collins are still hurt and their statuses are up in the air. The Eagles will use their pass rush to get to Dak and the Eagles are built to run – they just held Dalvin Cook to 41 yards on 16 carries and he’s one of the best RBs in the NFL.
Dallas came into Philly last year on Sunday Night Football and beat the Eagles in a big game when the Eagles were struggling and Dallas was starting to peak. Dallas now is the one really struggling, whereas people are overreacting to the Vikings loss and forgetting they just beat the Packers on the road in primetime two and a half weeks ago. Philadelphia’s situation is better than Dallas and I’ll fade a team where some players want their head coach fired.
Stay calm Philly fans, get loud Sunday. Eagles by double digits.