That was awesome.
What a gameplan by Chip Kelly and Billy Davis. What an opening drive. What a game.
Aside from what turned out to be a harmless LeSean McCoy fumble in the third quarter, the Eagles just dominated their NFC East rival in their house for all of the nation to see.
Mark Sanchez exorcised his demons of Thanksgiving past and outplayed Tony Romo, who admittedly entered today having a terrific year.
McCoy more than doubled DeMarco Murray’s output on the ground, as the Cowboys running back was held to a season low 73 rushing yards.
Jeremy Maclin at one point had more receiving yards than the entire Cowboys team and outperformed Dez Bryant.
Chip Kelly was miles ahead of Jason Garrett and Rod Marinelli throughout the afternoon.
We can nitpick and point at the Eagles red zone struggles. That is a legitimate concern, and the attempted fade pass to Riley Cooper seemed like a real odd call towards the end of the first half, but honestly, I’m too excited right now to get into that.
The Eagles are now 3-0 in the division while Dallas is 2-2. As I wrote earlier this morning, today would not decide the division, but the Eagles now sit in a prime position to repeat as NFC East champs. A win two and a half weeks from now at Lincoln Financial Field, where they are 6-0 this season, against the Cowboys, would just about clinch things.
There is more I want to write, and if time permits, I will dive into some deeper and more analytical things tomorrow and Saturday, but we’ll worry about that in a little while.
Happy Thanksgiving, Philadelphia, let’s hit the haiku.
Bird Day in Big D
Sole possession of first place
Tasty Cowboys tears