Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Keys to victory versus Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Goedert #88, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Dak Prescott #4, Dallas Cowboys (L), Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

1. The Philadelphia Eagles need to force a turnover.

Before we get into the details of the game plan, let’s start with something simple. While the Birds haven’t turned the ball over yet, they also haven’t forced any turnovers. This Cowboys team currently leads the league in turnover differential.

The Eagles’ defense has been dominant but they need to find a way to flip the field at some point. Their offense is young in terms of both personnel and coaching. Occasional mistakes should be expected.

The defense on the other hand has a nice mix of veterans on both the coaching staff and roster. If they can find a way to get the ball and make the offense’s job a little bit easier, the Birds will have a strong chance of winning this game. Playing complementary football can go a long way not just in winning a game but in having a successful season.

Two years ago, Dallas faced a third and short early in the second half of the Week 16 game. They pitched the ball to Tony Pollard and the Birds forced a fumble. If not for that fumble, the Cowboys likely would’ve walked away with at least a field goal to make it 10-9.

Whether it’s a big interception from Darius Slay or a forced fumble from Fletcher Cox, someone has to find a way to get a takeaway.