Things couldn’t have gotten off to a better start for the Philadelphia Eagles. Their first drive ended with a Jake Elliott field goal. That one also featured a rainbow from Gardner Minshew to A.J. Brown. The fireworks came early for Philly’s defense as well. Josh Sweat delivered the goods, haunting the Dallas Cowboys’ first drive via a… wait… pick-six interception?
Some things can’t be described with words. Some things you have to see for yourself.
Take a look.
Defensive ends don’t pick off a ton of passes. They most certainly don’t crack the stat sheet often as TD scorers. Sweat’s end-zone trip is the first of his career. Something tells us he’ll tell the grandkids about this one. He also got a nice reaction from some of his Eagles teammates.
Josh Sweat continues to impress in what should have been a Pro Bowl season.
A Pro Bowler in 2021, Josh Sweat was named as an alternate this season, along with eight of his teammates. This after racking up 44 tackles, 9.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and 21 additional QB hits in Philly’s first 14 games.
Despite leading the league with an NFL-high eight Pro Bowl nominations, there were some obvious disappointments. Josh’s snub was one of them. James Bradberry’s snub was another. Javon Hargrave being left off of the all-star team was yet another.
There’s much of the game left to be played on Christmas Eve in Arlington. At the end of the first quarter, the score is 10-7 Eagles, but Philly is in a nice spot thanks to their budding star at the defensive end position.