Ambitious goals for the Eagles during coming regular season

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There’s a possibility that our goals differ from those of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Okay, it’s August. We all realize that, but with each passing practice, including those that go on for an hour and 45 minutes in 90-degree weather, every glimpse of this Philadelphia Eagles team leads us back to something that we haven’t had in a while… expectations.

There have been ebbs and flows with each practice session. That’s okay. That’s normal, but the preseason hasn’t even arrived, and some of our goals for this team are beginning to ride a thin line between being ‘ambitious’ and ‘bold predictions. For instance…

We want a sweep of the Dallas Cowboys.

Since last February, other than Carson Wentz popping up in Washington with the Commanders, there haven’t been many changes to the more popular storylines surrounding the NFC East:

Will Saquon Barkley have a bounceback season? How long is Ron Rivera’s leash? Will the division’s crown come down to a two-team race between the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys?

No one knows the answers, but most would answer the latter question by saying ‘yes’.

If the Birds want to establish themselves as a consistent contender, they’ll need to solve the puzzle that’s been the rival Cowboys. Dallas has taken three in a row and seven of the last nine meetings. Jalen Hurts is 0-2 as a starter in those games, but he has a good chance of solving the riddle this season.

Can he get it done? We most certainly hope so! Here are three other occurrences that we’d like to see as well.