Week 8 Preview: Cowboys vs Eagles

Finally, the matchup between two of the leagues hottest rookies is here. The Eagles are soaring high after beating the once undefeated Minnesota Vikings last week. Dallas is coming off a semi-controversial bye week with a slight QB controversy. Let’s take a look at some keys to the game:

  • Establish the run – Dallas will need to do this and keep the ball out of Carson Wentz’s hands.
  • Pick up the blitz – The Eagles will bring pressure. Dallas has a strong O-line and a young back that looks good so far. With the speed the Eagles have if the front 5 do well in pass protection, expect a nice day for Dak and company.
  • Stay poised – Dak is under the lights in a big NFC showdown. Two weeks ago Dak showed that even a historic place like Lambeau wasn’t going to shake his confidence.
  • Pressure Wentz – Last week we saw Wentz turn the ball over and if Dallas can get pressure on the QB expect turnovers.
  • Special teams – Yes, the whole darn thing. Philadelphia can fire on 1 of 3 cylinders and last week it was special teams that made the difference in momentum. We know Dallas has a great kicker, but they will have to have strong coverage in the return game.