Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Cowboys’

Dallas Cowboys (1-0) vs Philadelphia Eagles (0-1); Game Preview

September 19th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Dallas Cowboys (1-0) vs Philadelphia Eagles (0-1); Game Preview | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

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Eagles!!

Dallas Week is upon us;  my fellow Eagle fans! Fresh off of a disappointing start to the season, the Birds must quickly focus on their hated division rival. Philadelphia opened up their season on Monday night, with a puzzling 26-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. When I say puzzling, I mean it was rather perplexing. The team just never really seemed, to get it going.

The offense came out flat, and never recovered, the defense over-pursued and got burned on many occasions. It just seemed like the entire team was totally out of sync. It was those reasons, that allowed the Falcons to escape the Georgia Dome with a two-point victory. Now, the team must put the loss out of their minds, and focus on the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys meanwhile, are coming off of an emotionally draining victory against the division-rival New York Giants on Sunday Night Football. In the midst of that victory, the ‘Boys lost their prized possession, and meal ticket in all-pro wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant was diagnosed with a broken foot during Sunday Night’s game, and was initially provided with a 4-6 week recovery period.

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Eagles, DeMarco Murray agree on five-year deal

March 13th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles, DeMarco Murray agree on five-year deal | Filed in Eagles, NFL

The Eagles hectic offseason became even more hectic today, but in a great way. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson, running back DeMarco Murray has agreed to a five-year deal with the Eagles worth $42 million, and $21 million guaranteed.

It was a busy two days for Murray, as many reports stated that there were four teams after him, Philadelphia, Dallas, Jacksonville, and Oakland. Many believed that Murray might have been just trying to drive up the price of the Cowboys, thinking that he wanted to stay in Dallas. The Eagles interest really spiked up when Murray personally contacted Chip Kelly himself yesterday afternoon.

Many players were recruiting Murray to leave the division rival Cowboys to come to Philly, including new Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford. Murray and Bradford are really close, as they were roommates at the University of Oklahoma when they both played for the Sooners.

Bringing in Murray is a big move for the Eagles, one of many this year. The Eagles have already upgraded their defense by signing cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond, and trading for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

The offense is still in flux, but what looked like a major hole for a little while after LeSean McCoy was traded (for Alonso), is now filled back up with the NFL’s leading rusher from a season ago.

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Reports: Eagles still “very much in play” for Murray

March 12th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Reports: Eagles still “very much in play” for Murray | Filed in Eagles, NFL

Despite the Eagles signing Ryan Mathews earlier today, the Eagles are reportedly still very much in the mix for free agent running back DeMarco Murray. According to Adam Schefter, signing Mathews hardly means anything in the Eagles pursuit of Murray:

Here are tweets from Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com on the Eagles-Murray connection:

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Cowboys- 38- Eagles- 27- Post-Game Recap

December 17th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Cowboys- 38- Eagles- 27- Post-Game Recap | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

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Team Stats

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First Downs 26 19
Total Yards 364 294
Turnovers 1 4
Time of Possession 41:55 18:05
First Downs 26 19
Passes for First 17 11
Rushes for First 6 5
Penalties for First 3 3
Third Down Efficiency 5-13 5-11
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0-0
Total Yards 364 294
Total Plays 76 53
Avg Gain Per Play 4.8 5.5
Net Yards Rushing 115 75
Rushes 42 21
Yards Per Rush 2.7 3.6
Net Yards Passing 249 219
Comp-Att 22-31 17-28
Yards Per Pass 7.3 6.8
Times Sacked 3 4
Yds Lost To Sacks 16 33
Interceptions 0 2
Punts 5 3
Punt Average 41.0 52.0
Penalties 11 8
Penalty Yards 79 95
Fumbles 1 3
Fumbles Lost 1 2

The Eagles on Sunday night didn’t exactly come out the gate with flying colors, as they not only faced a 14-0 deficit after one quarter, but were in the negatives, yardage wise, at -5.

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Playoffs still possible, but Eagles need help

December 16th, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Playoffs still possible, but Eagles need help | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL

Dez Bryant catches one of three touchdowns over Bradley Fletcher in Cowboys 38-27 win over Eagles.

Coming into week 15 the Philadelphia Eagles controlled their own destiny in terms of winning the NFC East and making the playoffs. An Eagles win on Sunday night would have meant the Eagles would have needed just one more victory, or one more Cowboys loss to clinch the NFC East crown. However, after a disappointing 38-27 loss to the Dallas Cowboys the Eagles can still make the playoffs, but no longer control their own destiny. In order to make the playoffs, the Eagles first off have to win their final two games. If they do that, they will need a little luck.

Ironically, the Cowboys will face the Indianapolis Colts this weekend and face one of the best quarterbacks in football named Andrew Luck. The Colts (10-4) clinched the AFC South division yesterday with a 17-10 win over the Houston Texans, but are still in the hunt for a top two seed in the AFC playoff picture.

With the Eagles trailing the Cowboys by a single game in the division, they will need to win out and hope for the Cowboys to lose at least one of their final two games this season. The second game the Cowboys have is at Washington, which is a much easier game for the Cowboys, so the division title could very well be in the balance this weekend when the Colts roll into Dallas.

The Eagles have some hope with this contest as Dallas is ironically much better on the road (7-0) then they are at home (3-4) this season. The Colts hold a 4-2 road record and are one of the best teams in football, especially offensively which is bad news for the Cowboys who have a below-average defense in the league. Third in the league in scoring, the Colts come into to this game averaging a whopping 33.3 points per game on the road this year.

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Breaking Down The Showdown

December 13th, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Breaking Down The Showdown | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

The last two weeks have both had the “must-win” feeling for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles won the first of those two in dominating fashion against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but came up short against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. This time around, it is basically win or go home for the Eagles.

On Sunday night, the Eagles and Cowboys will battle, and once again first place in the NFC East will be on the line. However, this time around the winner will have a clear path to an NFC East crown by controlling their own destiny. A win for the Cowboys puts them a full game ahead of the Eagles in the standings with just two games to go, while a win for the Eagles puts them a full game ahead of the Cowboys, including holding the head to head tiebreaker between the two. This game will not be another blowout like Thanksgiving day. The Eagles will have to play their best game to beat a hungry Dallas team who certainly has revenge on their mind.

In order to beat Dallas there are a few key match ups in the game that the Eagles will have to win, so let’s take a look at those.

The Battle In The Trenches

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NFL Midseason Review: Awards

November 11th, 2014 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on NFL Midseason Review: Awards | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports

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Welcome to the first issue of the “Midseason Review” series. This is a three-part series, that will hand out Midseason Awards, 2nd Half Bold Predictions, and Analyze the playoff picture, and determine what/if anything will change. The first issue hands out “Midseason Awards” to the best 1st-half performances. Without further ado, let’s get started.

The 2014-15 NFL Season has officially hit its’ midway point. Most teams have played halfway through their schedules already. This year has provided some surprises, as well as disappointments. From Adrian Peterson to Antonio Brown, the season has been loaded with jaw-dropping plays, bone crushing hits, and awe-inspiring performances. This article will honor the very best of the best at the midseason checkpoint of the NFL season.

MVP- Peyton Manning (QB/Denver Broncos)

Where do I even begin? Manning’s stats may seem a bit disappointing, considering that it’s Peyton Manning. But, I can assure you that he is much more valuable than his stats say. Without Manning, the Broncos wouldn’t be sitting at 6-2, in 2nd place of the AFC. Peyton has repeatedly turned screen passes into 70-to-80 yard TD passes, and placed the ball perfectly, so that only his receiver has the chance to grab it. If Manning had denied Denver, that entire team would look and be performing much differently than they are.

Offensive Player Of The Year- DeMarco Murray (RB/Dallas Cowboys)

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