Eagles vs Dallas: Dak Prescott, 11 other Cowboys hoping to ruin Christmas

Dak Prescott #4, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images)
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The Cowboys field a talented offense that can get hot at any time.

The Cowboys are loaded with talent. Dak Prescott has his limitations, but he’s had the NFC East’s number for the most part. He’s 7-3 versus the Eagles as a starter, 10-2 versus the New York Giants, and 9-1 versus the Washington Commanders.

This is, by far, the best Eagles team that he has faced, but he has a few playmakers on his side as well.

Ezekiel Elliott, running back

He’s taken a beating over the years. The effects of running over safeties and linebackers is obvious. There are games where Ezekiel Elliott looks like he could have taken the day off, but he always seems to show up for Dallas’ games versus Philly. We expect him to play a huge role in this one as well.

Tony Pollard, running back

If your team’s starting running back is aging, as is the case in Dallas, it’s nice to know you have a companion piece like Tony Pollard. He’d probably start on most other NFL teams, but sharing snaps with Zeke has helped keep him fresh.

Coming into Week 16, he has already tallied 969 yards and nine rushing TDs in 14 games with four starts.

CeeDee Lamb, wide receiver

It’s almost hard to believe that, once upon a time, we were watching an NFL Draft and hoping CeeDee Lamb might fall to the Birds at the 21st overall selection. Dallas grabbed CeeDee at 17. The Birds wound up with Jalen Reagor, and that helped set off a chain of events that eventually led to where we are today.

Looking back, things played out as they should have. Heck if CeeDee was an Eagle, Philly may not have both DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown, so we’re happy with the way things are. Still, CeeDee is someone to watch. Keep an eye on Noah Brown and Michael Gallup as well.

Dalton Schultz, tight end

Dalton Schultz doesn’t always get the national attention that some of his teammates earn, but he’s one of the better players league-wide at his position. He’s currently the Cowboys’ second-leading receiver, and he ranks third on their roster in yards gained from scrimmage.

Tyler Smith, left tackle

The responsibility of protecting Dak Prescott’s blindside falls on Tyler Smith. Watch the battle on that side of the trenches in this one. That could go a long way in deciding this one.