Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas Cowboys: 3 questions ahead of Week 3
3. What do the Philadelphia Eagles need to do to win this Week 3 matchup?
As always, this is the big question. What do the Eagles do to win? They’re up against some pretty long odds. They face the Cowboys on the road, eight days after a disappointing home-opener on the same weekend that the Cowboys won. The momentum seems to be in the Cowboys’ favor, but who knows?
Maybe that’s right where the Eagles want them.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if the Cowboys lost in their first home opener and the Eagles were the reason? There’s no need to respond because we already know the answer. The best part is this. The Eagles can win. As stated earlier, the Cowboys’ offense will be missing some major pieces coming into this divisional bout on both sides of the ball.
So what can the Eagles do to secure a win? The answer is simple. Adjust, capitalize, and minimize. Make sense? If it doesn’t, think of it this way.
The biggest issue the Eagles had overall in their Week 2 matchup is that they did not adjust their game plan in-game to keep up with what was already working for the 49ers. Philly also needs to capitalize and take advantage of the situations they are being given, which they did so well in Week 1 but failed to do this past Sunday.
Lastly, they need to minimize the penalties throughout the team, from pass interference calls in the red zone to personal fouls that bailed the opposing team out of 3rd and long situations. As of now, the Eagles are one of the most penalized teams in the league, and it’s been costly.
The biggest way to come out of AT&T Stadium with a victory is to keep the Cowboys in their own territory and for the Eagles to control the clock. The last thing that the Birds are going to want to have to do is get into a shootout with Dak Prescott. As stated earlier Eagles fans, it’s Dallas week, let’s start to get hyped about this one!