Eagles vs Cowboys: Reasonable requests, bold expectations for Sunday Night Football

The Eagles are walking into Arlington, and they are going to beat the Dallas Cowboys. We can be quoted.

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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It's time to end this Philadelphia Eagles pity party.

Well, we call the City of Brotherly Love and Philadelphia Eagles fans 'Negadelphia' for a reason, right? Okay, here's a serious question. We've been asking this all week. What the heck are all of you people talking about?

We get it. Philly lost to the San Francisco 49ers and looked bad while doing so. It happens. It's a week-to-week game. Sometimes, it isn't your day, but the Birds once walked into Candlestick Park and smacked around an eventual Super Bowl champion.
You remember that, don't you? Good teams lose sometimes.

The point is this. It's football. The best teams dust themselves off, employ short memories, and move on. There's another side to that coin though. As far as the coming game goes, a loss to the Dallas Cowboys wouldn't be ideal, but it won't be the end of the world. Philly would STILL control its destiny in the race for the NFC East's crown. They'd also be 14-3 if they won out. We aren't about to continue this pity party.

As our buddy John McMullen pointed out recently, the Eagles have had the "best record in the NFL for 31 weeks and counting". He states, and we agree, that's an "amazing accomplishment for a team that can’t run the ball, can’t blitz, and has no coordinators".

We totally agree John! So, about this Cowboys team. We'd rather not see a loss, but frankly, we don't see a doggone loss coming. As a matter of fact, here's how we see this one playing out.

Dallas Goedert scores a touchdown in his return.

Dallas Goedert made waves this week when he vowed to return and made his "Dallas in Dallas" proclamation. Technically, the game is Arlington, but you get the idea.

We believe Dallas will play well in his first game since Week 9. Figure 75 yards receiving and a trip to the end zone. We believe that's a reasonable request. How about two more?