Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas Cowboys: 5 Interesting in-game storylines

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Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
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4. Can the Philadelphia Eagles’ QB1 notch a second-consecutive SNF victory?

Philadelphia’s star signal-caller Carson Wentz is 2-5 on Sunday Night Football with his most recent win coming in Week 4 versus a San Francisco 49ers team that, at the time, might have been the only squad that was more banged up than the Eagles were.

Talk to 30 different Eagles fans and you’ll get 30 different assessments of who Carson Wentz is and how he’s performing. The theory is if this is a duel between two starting quarterbacks, the fifth-year veteran should have the edge on the rookie Ben DiNucci. Then again, the fifth-year veteran should have had the edge on Cincinnati Bengals rookie sensation Joe Burrow too, and that one ended in a tie.

3. Can the Philadelphia Eagles secondary limit all of those Cowboys receivers?

Before the 2020 NFL season even began, part of the NFC East’s narrative was that there were questions about how the Eagles or anyone else were going supposed to contain all of that offensive talent that the Cowboys had.

Then, in an unexplainable turn of events, Dak Prescott got hurt and everyone learned that he, Andy Dalton, a broken-down Ezekiel Elliott (who all of a sudden can’t hold onto the football), Mike McCarthy, and the rest of this overhyped Cowboys roster was who we thought they were (shout out to the late, great Dennis Green).

Dallas has talent, but unfortunately for Cowboys fans, they have yet to play up to their potential. Philly’s defense might be able to hold them in check.