Sunday 8:30 AT&T Stadium, Arlington TX
NEEDS TO STEP UP:
DT Beau Allen: DT Fletcher Cox already draws a great deal of attention from interior offensive linemen. With DT Bennie Logan being out again this week, we’ll need the Beau Allen we saw flashes of in the preseason. Getting off one-on-one blocks, taking away the cutback lane, and keeping bodies off of MLB Jordan Hicks is what we need from him this week. Stats are nice, but better than him getting stats ,would be him helping limit the opponent from getting them. If we can keep Dallas to 80 yards on the ground, he d have had a great game. Even if he doesn’t record a single tackle.
WE MUST CONTAIN:
RB Ezekiel Elliott: All the rage is about their rookie QB, but he’s only able to do what he does because he has the run game propping him up with 161 yards per game. Shutting down the run would force Dallas into being carried by their QB, and historically they don’t do well in that mode. Any time that team is worth a damn, the RB position is the engine that drives them. So let’s remove their engine.
EAGLES STORY LINE:
I doubt that we’ll get a kick return touchdown for a third week in a row. So that means after weeks of offensively fumbling about (sometimes literally), the Eagles have to get back on track offensively, in order to have a chance this week. Specifically with regard to our passing attack.
The cold hard truth is, since the Bye we’ve been cold on the road. Until we prove otherwise, it’s BS to call us a favorite in any road game.
Eagles 21 – Cowboys 25