Sunday Night Football, Week 8. Tonight, in a game nobody but Eagles and Cowboys could love, the Philadelphia Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys in the City of Brotherly Love.
The 2-4-1 Eagles are coming off an ugly win over the New York Giants last week. Quarterback Carson Wentz has been mired in the worst season of his career, and at age 28, people are beginning to wonder if it’s time for the Eagles to move on at quarterback. The Eagles have been banged up on offense this year, with Wentz being the only skill position player who has yet to miss a game. With both the offense and defense ranked in the bottom 12 teams in the NFL this season, this Eagles team doesn’t really have a strength. If it weren’t for the fact that they play in the NFC East, the Eagles would already be looking forward to next year. Instead, in the worst division in football by a landslide, the Eagles are sitting atop the divisional standings, in the driver’s seat for the most meaningless division crown in NFL history.
The 2-5 Cowboys come into this game losers of four of their last five games. The Cowboys’ only win in that stretch came against - you guessed it - the lowly New York Giants. This division is so bad that the four teams combined have just two wins outside the division all year. Things have gone from bad to worse for the Cowboys, as they lost star quarterback Dak Prescott to a gruesome season ending injury, then lost backup quarterback Andy Dalton to a concussion. The Cowboys enter this game with their third string quarterback, 2020 7th round pick Ben Dinucci, under center. This does not bode well for the Dallas offense. The Dallas defense is ranked last in the NFL in points allowed. That sounds like the perfect recipe for a nightmare game against the Eagles. Only the Eagles’ own incompetence is likely to keep this game close for the Cowboys.
It’s the Eagles and the Cowboys in what promises to be one of the uglier prime time games you’ve seen in a while.
Enjoy the game everybody.