For the Philadelphia Eagles (8-1), Sunday’s 28-23 victory over the Dallas Cowboys (5-3) outlined “successful ugly.”
The Eagles acquired the defensive cease they wanted late within the fourth quarter…barely. The Cowboys took over at their very own 14 with 46 seconds left and drove deep into Eagles territory earlier than the drive was snuffed out. Philadelphia’s errors contributed to what might have been an epic failure.
First, cornerback James Bradberry was known as for move interference on huge receiver Michael Gallup, a 36-yard penalty.
After Prescott accomplished a 10-yard move to tight finish Jake Ferguson, an additional 15 yards had been tacked on for a late hit on Prescott by linebacker Haason Reddick.
Prescott then discovered huge receiver CeeDee Lamb for a 14-yard achieve, and in simply 23 seconds, Dallas made it from its personal 14-yard line to Philadelphia’s 11. Nonetheless, the Eagles lastly clamped down by sacking Prescott for an 11-yard loss and stopping Lamb wanting the objective line to finish the sport.
In his information convention afterward, Philadelphia head coach Nick Sirianni was not requested about his protection permitting 56 yards in penalties on the ultimate drive. As an alternative, he answered softball questions on “feelings” and “perseverance.”
The Eagles head into their bye week with a league-leading report, however their undisciplined and reckless defensive play on the finish of Sunday’s sport is trigger for alarm. The protection has come unglued over the previous two video games.
In Week 8 win on the street in opposition to the Commanders, Philadelphia surrendered 31 factors to a pedestrian offense. In a Week 4 win at dwelling in opposition to Washington, the Eagles additionally allowed the Commanders 31 factors.
The workforce desperately must tighten up on protection and train extra self-discipline.
Fortunately for the Eagles, they’ve two weeks earlier than they play once more. They will want all the remaining and regrouping they’ll get earlier than they face Kansas Metropolis’s dynamic offense on the street on Nov. 20 in a rematch of Tremendous Bowl LVII.