LeSean McCoy had an opportunity to wreak havoc against a porous and banged-up Dallas Cowboys defensive front. It never happened. McCoy had his worst game of the season, and a game he said was his worst since he was a rookie as the Philadelphia Eagles‘ offense failed to get going all afternoon.
McCoy had to be licking his chops going into this game. The Cowboys are hardly a defensive stalwart. They have been torched on the ground and through the air all season. This is what makes that offensive performance even that much more shocking.
Last week, the Eagles’ offense operated at an extremely high level against a solid defense. This week? The wheels fell off against a 30th-ranked unit. I am sure Chip Kelly had his team believing they could run and pass right through this team. He certainly had success against Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin in college.
Unfortunately, the Cowboys got the best of the Eagles in all facets. On a day when they didn’t have their best pass rusher in DeMarcus Ware, they still managed to pressure and made second year quarterback Nick Foles feel uncomfortable.
It was an absolutely poor showing for the offensive line going up against a defensive front without their best player. The line also did a poor job of creating running lanes for McCoy as he had no space to run, and had to create for himself for much of the day. This is a recipe for disaster in the run game.
It was a day to forget for the Eagles and their rabid fans. Much will need to be done to get this team back to respectability both at quarterback and on the defense. For now, growing pains will need to be endured.