Philadelphia Eagles: Several zeroes and a few heroes ahead of Week 4

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles get scorched by the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3

This was a painful watch, to say the least. The Philadelphia Eagles dropped to 1 and 2 after an absolute beat down from their divisional rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. With the final score being 21 to 41. There is no sugar coating this one, Philly fans; this was an entire team meltdown on primetime television. From the analytics to the scheme, play calling, and the play execution, it was a total franchise collapse.

Many concerns came out of this game, but in totality, almost every player on this team simply did not show up, including the coaching staff. After Dallas effortlessly went down the field on their opening drive to score, the Eagles answered with a nice opening play, followed by an ugly throw from quarterback Jalen Hurts to bring up his first interception of the season.

The Eagles’ defense pinned their ears back, and by a relentless effort from defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, the defense made a play on the ball and scored a touchdown to tie the score. Several series later, the Eagles went into halftime with the Cowboys up 20 to 7. Let’s all be honest, even though the Eagles were only down by 13 points, this game was well within Dallas’ control.

To start the first drive of the second half, Hurts threw a pick-six to put the Cowboys up 27 to 7, and the rest, as they say, was history. From the defense not being able to get a break and finding any way to slow down a Dak Prescott-led offense to the Eagles’ own offense being unable to find any rhythm, it is safe to say that the Cowboys had the Eagles number in this game.

Let’s not dwell on this much longer. On to a shortlist of heroes and a long list of zeroes.