Eagles scouting report: 12 Cowboys not named Micah Parsons to be wary of

Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Eagles welcome the Dallas Cowboys to Philadelphia for Sunday Night Football.

In Week 6, on Sunday Night Football, the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Dallas Cowboys for the 127th time to play a football game. Neither team is a finished product. Each side figures to look a lot different on December 24th than they do right now, but we’ll know a lot more about both franchises once this one is in the books.

Both teams possess a bit of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde persona. The Eagles go from unstoppable on offense to being incapable of moving the ball, and they do so in a flash. Cowboys games also follow a trend more often than not, and it’s been this way since Mike McCarthy assumed the title of head coach in 2020.

There are exceptions to the rule, but Dallas often produces one of two results. Either they’re lights out on defense and incapable of moving the ball, or they morph into this team that seems to score at will while simultaneously being unable to stop their opponent.

In 2022, we’ve seen more of the former and less of the latter, but just as this is the best defense the Eagles have seen, this is also the best offense the Cowboys have faced. Call us crazy, but even though no team can be taken for granted, we don’t have any fear of Cooper Rush.

The Eagles, with a win, maintain sole possession of first place in the NFC East and the top spot in the National Football Conference as a whole. If they lose, Dallas slides ahead with ownership of an early tie-breaker. We’ve believed for a while that these are the two teams that will compete for divisional superiority.

If Dallas wins, the narrative about who the NFC’s best team is will change. There’s a lot at stake here. We know Micah Parsons will be at his best, but here are a dozen other Cowboys that can help fuel an upset win.