Contrary to prior guarantees, the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t scamper into Dallas, contend with “Sunday Evening Soccer” and bewitch retain watch over of the NFC East. In actuality, it wasn’t even shut.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson bookended the week main up to Philly’s 37-10 high-time loss to Dallas by making (and at the moment walking abet) a promise to beat the Cowboys after which shouldering the blame for the lopsided defeat.
“I precise felt look after I had hundreds of self perception on this soccer crew,” Pederson suggested journalists following the loss. “A spread of believe, hundreds of faith in the guys. We had an acceptable week of preparation.
“Fairly if truth be told, after a recreation look after this, all of us must step abet, glimpse in the mirror, particularly myself, it starts with me. Right here’s one in every of these games that you just know I bewitch personal from that standpoint. We didn’t play effectively, That’s personal on me. I’ve purchased to acquire that mounted.”
The Eagles purchased off to a miserable commence, shedding two fumbles in the principle six minutes, every of which Dallas grew to develop into into touchdowns. Philadelphia never rebounded, giving up 27 factors in the principle half and shedding by that margin in the tip.
“It wasn’t precise his comments,” Lawrence suggested NFL Network’s Jane Slater. “I look for Twitter, I look for Instagram, so precise seeing the fans talking all this mess about I ain’t obtain no sacks on Lane (Johnson) and stuff. So or not it’s precise extra fuel to the fire. Just wished to exit there and indicate the sphere what we manufactured from.”
Lawrence entered Sunday with out a sack towards Philadelphia in 9 tries but in the extinguish purchased his first in the principle quarter, forcing a fumble of Prescott in the process. Requested whether he peaceable had phrases for Pederson after his gigantic recreation, Lawrence let his play discuss for itself.
“Nah, or not it’s over. I feel look after he purchased an announcement on the present time,” Lawrence suggested NBC Sports actions’ Michele Tafoya. “So we’re gonna let him scamper sleep on it.”
“We put not desire one other man to acquire us fired up,” Elliott suggested journalists. “It became precise the energy here. The fans came out ready. As soon as we came out on the self-discipline on the present time in pregame warmups, I could well also feel energy from the crowd. So the fans purchased us pumped and we were pumped for this division recreation.
“Or not it’s NFC East soccer. What attain you inquire of?”
Dallas goes into its bye in a cosy space in the NFC East, with a 3-0 division account and one take towards every rival.
The identical can not be said for 3-4 Philly who play Buffalo, Chicago, Original England and Seattle over the following 5 weeks. How assured will the Eagles be after that stretch? There is no guarantee.