The Wentz wagon keeps on rolling.
The Philadelphia Eagles improve to 9-1 after destroying the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night, in Jerry’s world. The City of Brotherly Love ballers dominated two phases of the game- running the ball and defense. The Eagles’ lethal running attack put on a clinic. They totaled 215 yards and two touchdowns. The other two scores came from Carson Wentz‘ poised presence in the redzone; one facet of the game the young quarterback has excelled at this entire season. The first half of the game looked like a defense battle with the Cowboys leading 9-7 at the end of the half. Philadelphia turned on the gas in the second half scoring 30 points. They elected to go for the two-point conversion each time after kicker, Jake Elliot, exited the game with a head injury on the opening drive. Converting 4 out of 5 attempts, Philadelphia looked unstoppable.
The swarming Philadelphia defense held the Cowboys scoreless in the 2nd half. The return of defensive back, Ronald Darby, played dividends to the Eagles defensive success. Darby suffered an ankle injury back in Week 1 against the Redskins. Many of Darby’s plays were momentum swinging. He made his presence felt with eight total tackles, two deflected passes and an interception in Dallas territory. Darby did not miss a beat after being sidelined for ten weeks.
Rookie defensive end, Derek Barnett, stole the show in the pass rush and took advantage of the Cowboys lack of protection without pro bowl left tackle, Tyron Smith. Barnett netted three tackles for a loss, two sacks and a forced fumble on Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott. Linebacker, Nigel Bradham, recovered the fumble for a 37-yard return touchdown return.
This is the second week without All-Pro running back, Ezekiel Elliot. He has opted to serve his six-game suspension in a secluded area overseas until his return in week 16. Dak Prescott threw three interceptions and one in the end zone to safety, Michael Jenkins, late in the fourth quarter. The second-year quarter back ended with a career low passer rating of 30.4 The Cowboys have been outscored 47-0 in the second half over the last two games.
The Cowboys have a quick turnaround as they host the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) on Thanksgiving Day.
The Eagles are the best team in the NFL with a 9-1 record. They face the Chicago Bears (3-7) next Sunday at home.