November 13, 2015 |
CHIP KELLY delivered a message to his players this week. It came in the form of a video clip from the Eagles' 13-play touchdown drive in the second quarter of their 33-27 win over the Cowboys on Sunday night. Featured on the screen was a shot of Dallas defenders struggling to catch their breath as a ferocious rushing attack backed them toward their goal line. As Lane Johnson talked about that clip, his voice flickered with excitement. "That was the best our tempo has been all season," said Johnson, whose ability to fill the void left by Jason Peters at left tackle was a critical factor in both the drive and the win. "You could see it. " For Kelly, the clip served as a visceral reminder to his players of the benefits of playing fast, hard and clean.
November 8, 2015 |
IRVING, Texas - He may not be 100 percent yet, but the expected presence of two-time Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant should give the Dallas Cowboys' sluggish offense a boost when they host the Eagles Sunday at AT&T Stadium. Bryant suffered a broken foot in the season-opening 27-26 win over the New York Giants. He caught five passes for 48 yards before suffering the injury in the fourth quarter. Even without Bryant, the Cowboys beat the Eagles the next week, 20-10. The Cowboys (2-5) lost Tony Romo with a fractured clavicle that game and haven't won since.
November 4, 2015 |
The Dallas Cowboys have not won since Tony Romo suffered a broken collarbone in a Week 2 win over the Eagles, and the Cowboys' star quarterback must remain on the sideline when the Eagles and Cowboys meet again on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Romo can return to practice this week, but his injured reserve designation keeps him out of the lineup until Nov. 22. The Cowboys have started both Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel in Romo's place during a five-game losing streak. They will stick with Cassel when the Eagles visit Sunday.
September 11, 2015 |
NFC East Dallas Cowboys Last season: 12-4 (lost to Green Bay in a divisional playoff game). Coach: Jason Garrett (41-31, 6th season). Missing Murray? With the NFL's leading rusher DeMarco Murray now on the Eagles, Tony Romo, who had an NFL-leading 113.2 passer rating, may have to throw more, which might cut down on his effectiveness. Outlook: The Cowboys have to prove they can run the ball in Murray's absence and they are still below average defensively. There hasn't been a repeat NFC East champ since the Eagles won four in a row from 2001-2004, so recent history isn't on the Cowboys' side.
May 29, 2015 |
THE COWBOYS are using drones to film their practice sessions from overhead. According to ESPN's Todd Archer, head coach Jason Garrett got the idea from SMU coach Chad Morris. "We pride ourselves on coaching and teaching our players as well as we can and film has been a big part of the game for a long time," Garrett said. "Typically you have an end-zone shot and a sideline shot. We use a lot of hand-held cameras on the ground . . . One of our coaches went down to SMU for their spring practices and saw they were using it. They liked the angle.
January 18, 2015
EAGLES running back LeSean McCoy, who suffered an apparently minor knee injury in the season finale against the Giants, will not participate in the Jan. 25 Pro Bowl in Arizona, an NFL source confirmed. Also, wideout Jeremy Maclin and long snapper Jon Dorenbos were added. Maclin, a third alternate, replaces Denver's Demaryius Thomas. Dorenbos was added as a "need" player by coach Jason Garrett. Eagles named earlier were guard Evan Mathis, tackle Jason Peters, linebacker Connor Barwin, center Jason Kelce and returner Darren Sproles.
January 13, 2015 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. - While the debate as to what constitutes a catch in the NFL rages on, there were two clear and differing opinions on the controversial call Sunday that took a reception away from Dez Bryant in the Packers' 26-21 divisional playoff win over the Cowboys. The Cowboys thought Bryant had possession even though the ball briefly rattled in the wide receiver's hands after it hit the ground. "It was a catch," Bryant said. "It was a catch. " "It looked to me like he had three feet down," Dallas coach Jason Garrett said.
December 23, 2014 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - From the Eagles' standpoint, Lady Luck turned into a runaway bride before the Dallas-Indianapolis game even started Sunday, and it didn't get any better as the Cowboys won, 42-7, eliminating the Eagles from playoff contention. First, Indianapolis announced that wide receiver T.Y. Hilton would miss the game because of a hamstring injury. Then, the Colts had the Cowboys stopped on their first possession, but a taunting penalty by linebacker Jerrell Freeman kept the drive alive, leading to a Dallas touchdown.
November 28, 2014 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Eagles have faced Dallas quarterback Tony Romo enough to know what to expect - a swashbuckling escape artist who can avoid the rush and throw laser-accurate passes down the field. What they saw instead during yesterday's 33-10 thrashing of the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium wasn't even close. Romo, who has been battling a balky back all season, was wildly inaccurate, sailing throws high past open receivers and firing balls up for grabs at times. And, most shocking, they watched the normally elusive scrambler give himself up for sacks on two occasions.
November 27, 2014 |
The Dallas Cowboys have electrifying skill-position players in NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray and wide receiver Dez Bryant. Dallas also is receiving an inspired season from quarterback Tony Romo, but a major reason the Cowboys are tied for the NFC East lead with the Eagles has been the play of the offensive line. Dallas is second in the NFL in rushing, averaging 150.1 yards per game, and yards per carry (4.9). Romo, who has thrown 22 touchdown passes and just six interceptions, is second in the NFL with a 111.4 passer rating.