Eagles news: Debunking DeMarcus Lawrence and Mina Kimes bold Cowboys claim

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Dan Quinn is one of the best in the business, but Mike McCarthy is still this team's head coach.

Dan Quinn is an excellent football coach. There's no denying that, but Mike McCarthy is still the head man. We could stop right there, but we'll continue just for argument.

Part of McCarthy's plan on offense as the full-time play-caller this season is to run the ball more. Okay, correct us if we're wrong, but isn't the strength of this team its passing attack?

There are days when we think the Cowboys' coach can hang his hat on stringing some good seasons together as an NFL coach, but to no one's surprise, every time we do so, we ask ourselves if he benefited from leading a talented roster with guys like Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, and Aaron Rodgers. Frankly, we think the latter statement is the most accurate.

Dallas employs a great defensive mind in Dan Quinn, but they also have Jerry Jones. Sheesh. Quinn can't be asked to do everything, but while we're on the subject, we'd much rather have Sean Desai leading the Eagles. We truly think that he will be special.

At some point, Dak Prescott will put his guys in a bad spot.

They say that, sometimes, the best defense is a good offense. What do you think the author of that quote would say about an offense that puts its defensive teammates in bad positions?

Dak Prescott isn't elite. He may never be elite, but he's serviceable. Still, as long as he's under center, the Cowboys will have a few issues.

Dak doesn't get much done versus elite defenses in important games. He isn't as carful with the football as Jalen Hurts. Philly's QB1 has proven that he can place his team on his back and will them to victory. Dak has proven that, in crisis, he's the most likely candidate to make the error that wrecks any chances of victory.

All of that comes into play when we discuss what we expect to see from both defenses this season. We expect some big leads in Eagles games that will allow the pass rush to tee off late. We expect to see minimal turnovers from Jalen. That puts less pressure on defenses as well.

Meanwhile in Dallas, expect to see the defense hold serve while getting nothing from there offensive teammates and a few efforts that would have been good enough to win had it not been for the costly turnover at the worst possible time.

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