By: Anthony Miller
The Dallas Cowboys had a dominating 43-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams giving them the confidence needed going into their Sunday showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dallas had an impressive game against the Rams after being up 33-3 in the second quarter at one point in the game. They scored on offense, defense, and special teams proving that they should not be forgotten in the NFC run to first place.
Dak Prescott had his best game of the season to this point throwing just six incompletions for 304 yards and four touchdowns to one interception. CeeDee Lamb recorded his third 100-yard game this season with a career-high 158 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
DaRon Bland recorded his fourth interception of the season with his third interception being returned back for a touchdown. He also led the team in tackles with seven and had two pass deflections as well.
It was a complete team effort in the win as Dallas currently holds a 5-2 record and sitting in second place in the NFC East behind the 7-1 Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are their next opponents on the calendar as the two teams face off Sunday afternoon at 3:25 pm CST.
Does Dallas Have Momentum Going Into Eagles Game?
This is undoubtedly the Cowboys’ toughest game of the season facing off against not only their biggest rival, but the league’s best team.
Philadelphia is coming off a hard fought 38-31 win over another division rival Washington Commanders. Despite the Eagles having their best offensive showing of the year, their defense nearly surrendered 400 yards passing in the win.
There are some gaps in the Eagles game that could help Dallas win the game. Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts has been dealing with a knee injury for a month that has prevented him from being more mobile than he usually is. This opens the door for guys like Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence to get pressure on Hurts as he stays in the pockets.
The Eagles have been one of the worst teams in the NFL in the red zone as they had two fumbles lost inside the five yard line Sunday against Washington. Granted, the Cowboys have had their own struggles in the red zone offensively, but this could be the key for Dallas winning on Sunday by forcing turnovers and stops in the red zone.
Dallas has good momentum going into Sunday, but they know this is a benchmark game for them. The last few years the Cowboys have been hearing that they can’t win the important games even being called “frauds”. A win against Philadelphia would silence those critics quickly.
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