Eagles lose in Dallas, look for revenge this weekend

Monday, January 04, 2010

Marion Barber and the Cowboys ran away with a victory against the Eagles. Getty Images

Cowboys blank Eagles a week before Wild Card match-up - Les Bowen, Philly.com
Dead end: Eagles demolished by Cowboys, 24-0 - Andy Scwartz, CSNPhilly.com
Reid dropped the ball for Eagles, but can he recover? - Rich Hoffman, Philly.com
Eagles Notes: Cowboys wonder where did the blitzes go? - Bob Brookover and Jeff McLane, Philly.com
Humbled Birds and a look to 2010 - Andy Scwartz, CSNPhilly.com
Don't believe blitzing is the answer to everything - Gary Cobb, GCobb.com
Eagles get kill-kill-killed in season finale against Dallas (Omaha, Omaha) - Enrico, The 700 Level
Eagles embarrassing in their worst performance of season - Dany Sloan, Phinally Philly

This was not exactly how Eagles fans wanted to start 2010, with a shut-out loss to the rival Cowboys. But the good news the team gets a short week to move past the sting of losing the NFC East, and a number two seed in the NFC playoffs, because the Eagles will head right back to the scene of the crime Saturday night. The Cowboys will host the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs at 8pm on Saturday.

I turned the game off after the Cowboys went up 24-0 and opted to play some New Super Mario Brothers Wii with my wife. I think it was a wise decision. The offense looked flat, except for my new favorite Eagles player Brent Celek, and the defense could not stop anybody.

Give credit to the Cowboys, who have now won three games in December. The real test for them will be getting over that playoff drought. "America's Team" has not won a playoff game since 1996. They match up well against the Eagles though and open up as a four point favorite for Saturday's NFC Wild Card match-up.

Donovan McNabb will have to play better. He was off on throws to DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin numerous times on throws that could have drastically changed the outcome early on.

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