Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas Cowboys: 3 questions ahead of Week 3

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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T.J. Edwards #57, Philadelphia Eagles
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1. Will the Philadelphia Eagles defense be able to keep Dallas out of the end zone?

The Eagles defense has done a solid job this season, keeping opposing offenses from having runaway plays, and this unit is a big reason the Birds kept the game versus the San Francisco 49ers close in Week 2.

However, as much as it pains us to say this, we have to give credit when credit is due. The Cowboys’ offense is no joke. They may lack creativity from time to time, but they are stacked with talent. To put things into perspective, of all the Cowboys’ receivers, the one that produced the lowest receiving-yardage total had almost 300 yards more than any Eagles’ wide receiver. Ouch.

To be blunt, this is going to be a big test for Philly’s secondary unit. The Cowboys also have a solid set of running backs in Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliot, so the Iggles linebackers will also have their hands full come Monday night. The Philadelphia Eagles, however, will catch a break ahead of their first divisional matchup.

Dallas will take the field minus right tackle La’el Collins and wide receiver Michael Gallup. It also appears to be doubtful that star wide receiver Amari Cooper goes, so it should be relatively easy for defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon to develop a solid scheme to keep the Cowboys’ scoring to a minimum, or at least we all hope so.