5 games that could decide the Philadelphia Eagles 2022-2023 NFL season

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The Dallas Cowboys could be the Eagles’ biggest hurdle to winning the NFC East.

Date: December 24th, 2022

Venue: AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

We expected that at least one of the Eagles games versus the Dallas Cowboys would be on primetime television. Isn’t that how it always works out? The networks seem to love it when these two teams lock horns, especially if the game is in Arlington.

Philadelphia meets their age-old rivals in the sixth and 16th weeks of the NFL regular season. The latter game is on Christmas Eve. Hopefully, they’ll leave us all a gift to place under the tree.

Every game is important. Games versus the members of that team’s conference are doubly so, but divisional battles, regardless of the records mean everything more often than not.

The easiest route to the playoffs for the Eagles comes by winning the NFC East. Eagles games versus the New York Giants, Washington Commanders, and Cowboys normally have significance in how Philadelphia’s campaign will turn out. That won’t change this year as conventional thinking would lead most to believe it’s Dallas that will be the Birds’ biggest hurdle in reclaiming the NFC East’s crown.

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Dallas has had Philly’s number recently as they’ve won three in a row and seven of the last nine. You can best believe Birds fans are sick of that. The same can be said for Jalen Hurts.

He’s 0-2 versus Dallas as a starter (he sat out of Week 18’s game last year). Hopefully, he can begin to take the measure this season. Doing so would go a long way in proving he’s advanced and hopefully prove he’s on his way to becoming the division’s best quarterback as well. Fingers are crossed.