Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys: Nick Foles and Philadelphia Offense In For A Shoot Out
With Michael Vick officially ruling himself out for Sunday, it will be up to Nick Foles to engineer the Philadelphia Eagles‘ offense. This should not be a problem. Over the last two weeks, he has put on a clinic at the quarterback position, leading the Eagles to yards and points at a clip that Vick simply didn’t.
The Eagles are going to need Foles and the offense’s best efforts on Sunday. On the other side, the Dallas Cowboys feature as explosive an offense as there is in football. Tony Romo is also the ultimate weapon at quarterback, with his elusiveness in and out of the pocket and his ability to find his targets down field when the play breaks down.
The Cowboys are simply loaded on offense. They go three deep at receiver with mega talent Dez Bryant, consistent veteran Miles Austin, and an up and comer in Terrance Williams. The tight end position also has to be accounted for, with veteran Jason Witten‘s ability to terrorize defenses in the middle of the field. Witten is Romo’s security blanket when the play breaks down.
The Eagles counter with quite the impressive collection of offensive talent. LeSean McCoy is the best running back in football right now, and it’s pretty close. DeSean Jackson is absolutely thriving in Chip Kelly‘s offense as well, as he sits second in the league in receiving yards. Riley Cooper seems to be coming on as a second receiver, and we all know Kelly loves the tight end; he has a couple of good ones in veteran Brent Celek and rookie talent Zach Ertz. Bryce Brown is also as dangerous a second running back as there is in the league, with his ability to break one at any time.
This is a matchup of two explosive offenses, with weapons galore all over the football field. It should be a good, old fashioned shoot out. Whoever lights up the scoreboard more will come away victorious.