Philadelphia Eagles: Grades for every NFC East team at 2020’s midpoint

Travis Fulgham #13, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys
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At least the Philadelphia Eagles have their starting quarterback.

The Dallas Cowboys are, well, just not a good football team. Ever since they lost their starting quarterback Dak Prescott, they are struggling defensively and offensively. Head coach Mike McCarthy threw the entire playbook at Philly and was only able to put three field goals on the scoreboard.

Fans also need to be honest. This isn’t to praise the Eagles defense (though they did play well). There are massive concerns for the Cowboys on offense. Carson Wentz turned the ball over four times to Dallas, and they still could not put up a touchdown.

Quarterback and locker room controversy continues to dig Dallas into a hole, which it is looking like they will not get out of. After the limited performance that Ben Dinucci showcased in their Week 8 matchup, the Cowboys will start Cooper Rush or Garrett Gilbert as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9.

Judging by the facial expressions made by Jerry Jones, this season is all but a wash for ‘America’s Team.’ The Cowboys share similar issues with the Eagles. A lot of their starting offensive line is injured, which is bad news considering they will be facing defensive end’s T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree, along with arguably the best defense in the NFL in Week 9.

According to ESPN’s football power index, Dallas has a 21.8 percent chance of winning their Week 9 matchup, and some might even view that as being generous. Like every other team in the division, the Cowboys playoff chances aren’t gone yet, but with another potential loss on the horizon, they could soon find themselves in the NFC East’s cellar. Grade: D-