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Eagles vs. Cowboys: The Game That Left Philadelphia Disappointed

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

The Dallas Cowboys wasted no time taking control of the game and never relinquished. Philadelphia's best efforts to turn the tables ultimately proved futile. Dallas improves to 10-3, increasing their winning streak to five games. In addition, they've now won 15 straight at home. Most importantly, Dallas has a win over one of the league's top teams.

Philadelphia has now lost two straight. Back-to-back blowout losses are a bad look for Jalen Hurts & Company. They are fortunate to have a lenient schedule moving forward. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Dallas as they take on Buffalo and Miami back-to-back on the road in the coming weeks. In Dallas' case, it seems they'd have to win the rest of their games to secure the NFC East title.

First and foremost, kicker Brandon Aubrey deserves critical praise for becoming the first kicker in NFL history to make two FGs from 59+ yards in one game! Furthermore, Aubrey has yet to miss a FG attempt. So far, he's 30-for-30. This ROOKIE now officially holds the record for most consecutive field goals to begin a career in the league.

Dak Prescott finished off well again, going 26-for-39 for over 270 yards and two touchdowns. Although he was sacked three times and lost a fumble, which the Eagles returned for a touchdown, Prescott is continuing to find ways to keep his offense in rhythm. His ability to connect with receivers in the passing routes has sparked momentum, and the running game provides some breathing space. The Eagles had been having problems on defense, and Dallas was able to take advantage.

After Dallas scored on the game's opening drive, Philadelphia drove down the field, looking to provide an immediate response only to cough up the ball. The Eagles' offense didn't seem to recover, as they failed to find the endzone. The Dallas defense went on to force and recover two more fumbles. Micah Parsons was able to sack Hurts one time. A total of five tackles for a loss only increased the defensive momentum. Hurts and the Eagles' offense gave the Cowboys' defense everything they could, and it barely fazed them.

Dallas now sets their sights on Josh Allen and the Bills. Buffalo is 7-6 and is coming off a big win against Kansas City on the road. The discussions on whether or not Dallas is a Super Bowl-caliber team and/or if Prescott is moving up to being favored to win this year's MVP are heating up. Dallas got a big win over Philadelphia, and Prescott has put up respectable statistical numbers. Still, in the current situation, it is a wonder if Dallas can continue to square up against the competition. In other words, it is still early to be convinced if Dallas is Super Bowl material and if Prescott is in the MVP race. The results in the next four weeks or so will say otherwise.

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