The Philadelphia Eagles weren’t clicking on all cylinders on Sunday night, especially in the second half. They got it done when it mattered though. Midway through the fourth quarter, they churned out a clock eating, run dominant drive that essentially sealed the game.
Bryce Brown and MVP candidate LeSean McCoy gashed the Dallas Cowboys on the ground–in particularly–in the fourth quarter. There is a reason why this is the No. 1 rushing offense in the league.
The unique talents of McCoy, great depth at the running back position and an athletic and dominant offensive line makes the Eagles’ ground attack nearly unstoppable right now. This game was far more interesting than it should have been.
The Eagles were not on their A game, especially offensively. In the second half, receivers were getting blanketed and Nick Foles simply had nowhere to go with the football and had to eat a handful of sacks on the evening.
The Cowboys–despite injuries and being placed as big time road underdogs–came to play, especially on defense. Hats off to Kyle Orton as well for stringing together a solid performance until late in the game when he threw a dagger of an interception to Brandon Boykin.
Regardless, the Eagles are now in the dance. As we have seen in recent seasons, just get there and you have a chance. The Eagles have all the ingredients to make noise as well. A superb running attack, a young quarterback on a real roll right now, playmakers in the passing game and a defense that makes big and opportunistic plays when it needs to.
Watch out NFC, the Eagles are coming.