As has been the case for a while, every Philadelphia Eagles win over the Dallas Cowboys feels like a Christmas or birthday present. This time around, the second meeting between these proud franchises is scheduled for Christmas Eve. That should provide a nice start to the holiday, and if things go according to plan, it will also place a bow on a season sweep of one of Philly’s most bitter rivals.
The first clash between the Birds and Boys comes ten weeks earlier. As they often do, they’ll meet in primetime on Sunday Night Football, this time in Week 6.
Perhaps you’ve heard, but ESPN staff writer Todd Archer reports that, following surgery, Dak Prescott will miss six to eight weeks. Dallas won’t place their franchise signal-caller on their injured reserve, but the news still means he’ll, more than likely, miss October 16th’s game.
Truthfully, we would have much rather seen him on the field. Beating a depleted Cowboys team, though still satisfying, feels more like an appetizer than the main course. Beating the Cowboys at full strength would have been much sweeter, but it appears that we’ll have to wait until the aforementioned game on Christmas Eve to gain that satisfaction.
Until then, we’ll be forced to endure the expected rhetoric that Dallas’ loss to Philly only occurred because Dak wasn’t present. Come on. You know it’s true. You know there’s no rationalization with the NFL’s most delusional fan base, so with that being said, we’d like to make the following announcement.
Here’s to a speedy recovery for Dak Prescott (and the Eagles triumph versus the Cowboys with him on the field that will come shortly thereafter).
Ever since the NFL introduced its 2022-2023 regular-season schedule, lovers of Philadelphia Eagles football began booking flights and placing checkmarks next to the dates that they thought would produce wins. As is the case every season, several games stuck out more than others.
Take Week 4’s battle for example. Doug Pederson is the only man who has ever lived that can say he led the Eagles to a Super Bowl win as their head coach. He returns to Lincoln Finacial Field on October 2nd with bad intentions as he’ll be looking to lead his new team, the Jacksonville Jaguars to victory. Two games versus the Washington Commanders are more interesting now with the addition of former Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
There are also those annual clashes with the other members of the NFC East. Those always seem to find their way onto the day planner.
No one wants to see anyone get injured, not even a rival. It’s still a part of the game though, and the Cowboys will get no sympathy from Birds fans for their current state of affairs. Still, the competitor in all of us enjoys a game on equal footing more than one that seems to favor one side at its outset because one of the participants is ravaged by injury.
We’ve long believed that the Eagles were going to sweep the Dallas Cowboys. That hasn’t changed. We’ve been saying for a while that we’re certain that Philadelphia will win the NFC East. That statement is also accurate. Dak’s absence makes both of those theories seem even more realistic now.
You’ve watched enough football to know that Cowboys fans love to make excuses though, so yes, we would have much rather seen Dak on the field for both games. Still, with all of this being said, we’d be just fine with beating him late in the season as well.
Get well soon Dak! The Eagles’ pass rush and secondary will be waiting.