Although it seems like this has been the scenario just about every week so far this year, the Eagles were facing a must win game. It seemed the Eagles were very aware of this as they came out firing on all cylinders from the very first snap.
Michael Vick had a very impressive game. He was very efficient with his passes, ran the ball very well, and didn’t turn the ball over.
To the surprise of no one, LeSean McCoy had another incredible game. The Cowboys entered the game with the league’s top rushing defense. The Eagles entered the game with the league’s top rushing offense. Something had to give, and it ended up being in the Eagles favor.
From the start of the game, McCoy was able to do what he wanted in the run game with a lot of great blocking from his guys up front. You could tell they were happy to have Jason Peters back, who picked up right where he left off before being injured, opening up big holes.
Brent Celek was also a big contributor on the offensive side of the ball. He had seven catches for 94 yards and a touchdown, and he also helped a lot blocking. It’s nice to see Celek reemerging as it makes the Eagles offense even more dynamic.
Defensively, the Eagles got a lot of good pressure on Tony Romo and recorded four sacks. They allowed a few big run plays, but they made the stops when they really needed to.
All of the Cowboys’ big receiving threats were shut down, and Nnamdi Asomugha recorded his second interception of the year on a deflected pass.
Laurent Robinson was the only Dallas receiver to find any success. He scored on a 70 yard touchdown after Kurt Coleman made a horrible play on the ball.
Overall, it was a very solid win for the Eagles, and one that they really needed.