NFC Game Of The Week
Cowboys (3-3) at Eagles (3-3)
Cowboys: In a very up and down division, I think the Cowboys are the favorite to win the NFC East. They’ve had their moments but out of everybody in that division, they have looked the most complete. Dallas has established a running game, Romo has taken care of the football as of late, the offensive line has improved a great deal after having its struggles last season and Dez Bryant has emerged into a top five wide receiver and has become the go to guy on this offense. As a defense, Monte Kiffin has instituted a takeaway mentality. If the Cowboys can put together a nice run and can play with a little bit more consistency, they will win this division with ease. Starting Sunday, the Cowboys begin a stretch of games that could determine their season. Four of their next five games are on the road. This Sunday in Philly, week 8 in Detroit, week 10 in New Orleans and week 12 in East Rutherford.
Eagles: I’ve been impressed with the way Nick Foles has played the last two weeks and he’ll get another shot on Sunday for the injured Michael Vick. I am still trying to figure out this Eagles team though. I’m not sure what to make of this team. I feel they need to establish Shady more and let him run the football. The big concern for me is their defense. They put no pressure on the quarterback whatsoever and they play zone coverage a little too much for my liking which is getting them beat in many ways. Nobody expected the Eagles to be at .500 at this point of the season. If they want to take that next step, it all begins on Sunday at home when the rival Cowboys come to town. We’ll see they are legit or just another team who will continue to struggle.
Prediction: It’s always interesting when these two meet up. For the Cowboys to win, someone else other than Dez needs to step it up and make plays because he will see many double teams no matter where he is on the field. The Eagles need to play much better defense in order to come away with a win. I like Dallas on the road to get the win. Cowboys 31 Eagles 27.