Eagles rival Dak Prescott is in midseason form and that's great news for Philly

  • Philadelphia's biggest threat to repeating as NFC East Champions is Dallas.
  • The Cowboys' quarterback is Dak Prescott.
  • He appears to be in midseason form already.
  • Knock on wood because that's outstanding news for Eagles fans.
Dak Prescott, Philadelphia Eagles
Dak Prescott, Philadelphia Eagles / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages

It's hard to remember this sometimes. Honestly, if you're a little younger, you may not know this. Though there's an angst that exists between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys that transcends comprehension, Philly's longest-standing rivalry isn't the feud that they have with Jerry Jones' boys. Philly's most storied rivalry is actually the one they have participated in with the New York Giants since 1933.

Now, again, it's easy to forget that because, these days, the Birds have had Big Blue's number more often than not. Philly has won the last four meetings and 25 of the last 31 contests. The Eagles lead their all-time series with the G-Men by a 92-87-2 margin. Meanwhile, since 2016, they have dropped of the last 14 meetings with their rivals from Texas, and that's where our story begins.

If we're being honest, the Dallas Cowboys have had their way with the Birds, and Dak Prescott is much of the reason for that being the case.

Don't be shocked if Dak Prescott helps the Eagles turn the tide for once and for all in Philly's longtime feud with the Dallas Cowboys.

Since he entered the NFL in 2016, the Dallas Cowboys have crafted an 8-3 record versus the Philadelphia Eagles with Dak Prescott in the lineup. They are 9-5 versus Philly overall during that stretch.

If you have any questions about that, ask a Cowboys fan. They'll tell you. Perhaps you have noticed. They only bring up history when it benefits their argument. That's another story for another day though.

The point is this. It's time for the Eagles to take control of their rivalry with their rivals in those ugly blue and white jerseys. They haven't won in Arlington since 2017, and in order to set things straight, they need to string some wins together with Dak in the lineup. Fortunately, the word we're getting from Cowboys training camp is their QB1 appears to be in mid-season form.

Now, that's what we like to see!

Years pass. So do NFL seasons. Some things will never change. Every time the NFL schedule is released, Birds fans everywhere circle the dates Philly plays Dallas on their calendars.

This time around, these rivals lock horns on November 5th and December 10th. These are the two teams that will battle for divisional superiority (sorry Giants fans). Both games will factor in to playoff positioning and whether or not the NFC East crowns a repeat champion for the first time since the Eagles won four straight division titles from 2001 to 2004.

Don't be shocked if it's Dak Prescott that helps Philly turn the tide. Maybe he throws a pick-six. Maybe he has an off day or something, but we're trusting he'll throw us an alley-oop pass.