Sunday Night Football presents an NFC East battle that probably looked better on paper in the preseason than it does now.
Philadelphia is suffering through an extended Super Bowl hangover that is making the defense of their division title much more difficult than expected and threatens their post-season aspirations.
Carson Wentz continues to play at a high level despite an offensive line that keeps him under constant pressure. Jay Ajayi is gone for the season and Darren Sproles is still out, with the expected results in the running game.
But they’ve had the bye week to figure things out and get healthier in time for the Cowboys. They’ll also hit the field with a new weapon as Golden Tate makes his Philadelphia debut.
Dallas added a wide receiver, too. Amari Cooper caught a touchdown in his first game as a Cowboy, but it wasn’t enough to prevent their fifth loss and keep them in third place in the NFC East.
Tennessee bottled up Ezekiel Elliott for most of the game and Dak Prescott wasn’t able to do enough in the passing game to beat the Titans. Unless the team can learn to get by without their star running back handling the bulk of the workload, that will be the template for opponents.
Injuries and notes:
The bye week wasn’t enough to make offensive tackle Lane Johnson healthy. He is doubtful for the game Sunday.
Dallas linebacker Sean Lee pulled a hamstring and will miss several games. Defensive end Taco Charleton and Randy Gregory are among four other defensive starters listed as questionable.
Offensive guard Conner Williams might need an arthroscopic procedure on his knee, putting his status in question for Sunday.
Wide receiver Tavon Austin and tight end Geoff Swaim are also questionable but expected to be available.
For most coaches around the league, a promise from the team owner to not make a midseason coaching change after a disappointing game would result in nervous peeking over the shoulder.
But Jerry Jones has a genuine fondness for Jason Garrett that will probably afford the beleaguered head coach a chance to turn the Cowboys fortunes around in the second half of their season.
Likewise, guiding the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl victory means coach Doug Pederson would have to be flat out awful to lose his job. Especially when a win could push his team back atop the NFC East and give him time to recapture Philadelphia’s playoff swagger.
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Who will win the Eagles-Cowboys game?
Garrett and the Cowboys can cool the heat they are feeling by pulling the Eagles under .500. They know that with the Redskins suffering a slew of injuries in Week 9, the division is wide open for whoever gets hot first.
Unfortunately, the Eagles had a week to rest up and introduce Golden Tate to Carson Wentz and the rest of the Eagles offense. Pederson is adept at making adjustments for personnel and it will show in their Week 10 matchup.