Regardless of Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni’s game week attire imploring his team to “Beat Dallas,” the message splashed across his chest didn’t translate when Philadelphia took the field.
The Eagles didn’t beat the Dallas Cowboys in the 41-21 contest, Philadelphia likewise never at any point discovered a lead as the Cowboys improved to 2-1 and took an early lead in the NFC East.
The Cowboys’ course of action was balanced.
An offense coordinated by Kellen Moore, whom the Eagles met in January for their head coaching vacancy, scored multiple times via air and twice by ground as Dak Prescott used an assortment of weapons.
Prescott was a proficient 21-of-26 for 238 yards and three touchdowns in his first challenge back. Running back Ezekiel Elliott drove all rushers in the game, crushing the focal point of the field to the tune of 95 yards and two touchdowns in his most dominant rushing performance so far this season.
Elliott’s beating wasn’t the Eagles’ just issue, as Dallas running back Tony Pollard additionally burst for 60 yards on 11 conveys. What’s more, it was tight end Dalton Schultz, whose shifty schematics yielded yards after convey in abundance, who got two of Prescott’s touchdowns on the evening.
But, in a difference in pace from late seasons, the Cowboys protection contributed similarly as significantly if not more to the momentum and tenor of a key division challenge. Grabbing focus points, they demonstrated to a horde of 93,267 it’s anything but an accident or fledgling’s karma in coordinator Dan Quinn’s first season in Dallas.
Second-year cornerback Trevon Diggs tormented individual Alabama graduated class in Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and recipient Devonta Smith. Diggs’ 59-yard pick six was only one of three passes he deflected from Hurts. Include cautious line tension from tenderfoots Micah Parsons and Osa Odighizuwa, and Cowboys fans would have been excused for forgetting to remember that their best defender is out six to eight weeks with a broke foot.
Altogether, the Cowboys didn’t recoil while permitting a major offensive increase (which they certainly did now and again) nor a turnover (the Eagles’ first score, a strip sack turned score) nor even a sack of Prescott, whom replay audits propose may have crossed the plane for a rushing touchdown too.
No, they held tight to surpass .500 without precedent for lead trainer Mike McCarthy’s two-season tenure.
Pass protection and deep plays will be among the abilities they’ll have to deal with prior to facilitating the Carolina Panthers next Sunday, yet the halftime abstain as Cowboys unbelievable mentor Jimmy Johnson accepted his Hall of Fame ring on the AT&T Stadium field portrayed the night significantly more than Sirianni’s “Beat Dallas” shirt.
“How ’bout them Cowboys,” Johnson shouted once more, and a packed crowd at AT&T Stadium erupted in cheers.
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