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article imageNFL: Eagles romp Cowboys 34 - 7

By R. Francis Rubio     Oct 31, 2011 in Sports
Philadelphia - Football fans know there is no love lost between the Cowboys and the Eagles and chances are that last night's game didn't leave the two teams all warm and fuzzy for each other.
Sunday night in Philly and the Boys are in town, it doesn't get any better than this for die-hard Cowboy and Eagles fans. Or does it?
With all of the off-season talk around the NFL about Philadelphia being the "Dream Team" and the remarks from Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, calling the Eagles the "all hype" team and proclaiming the Cowboys will "beat their (butt)," maybe it does get better.
The 2011 season hasn't started off very well for either team to say the least. The Eagles came into the game with a dismal 2-4 record, hosting a Dallas team with a slightly better but non-spectacular record of 3-3, both trying to climb their way out of the NFC East basement.
The two teams hungry for a win and both teams desperate to keep their chances to make the playoffs in reach.
Philadelphia dominated the game right from the start, working on all cylinders both on offense and defense seemingly confounding Dallas with every play.
Michael Vick owned the Dallas defense connecting on 21 of 28 passes for 279 yards, two touchdown strikes and zero interceptions.
The other shining star of the game was Lesean McCoy. Number 25 carried the ball 30 times, rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns. McCoy also caught three passes for 31 yards.
The Eagles racked up a total 495 yards of offense including 239 on the ground against Rob Ryan's # 1 ranked run defense as they controlled time of possession battle over Dallas 42:09 to 17:51.
On the other side of the ball, the Cowboys didn't seem to be able to get things together at all. Michael Vick picked apart the Cowboys secondary and the Eagles running game ran right through the Dallas D almost the entire game.
Quarterback Tony Romo did throw for a respectable 203 yards and 1 touchdown but only could manage to connected on 18 out of his 35 pass attempts with 1 interception.
Romo didn't get much help at all from his offence of line either, the Dallas quarterback was harassed by the Philly D most of the night and found himself on the wrong end of a sack four times throughout the game.
The one Dallas bright spot came late in the fourth quarter after being down 34-0 when Tony Romo aired out a 70 yard strike to WR Laurent Robinson for a Cowboys touchdown, ending a possible Eagles shutout.
Both teams go into next week with a 3-4 record in their division, in a three-way tie with Washington for second place and two games behind the first place Giants.
After the victory Vick said to the press, "We started fast, That was our mindset. We wanted to set the tempo. We didn't want to let up."
Rob Ryan also commented on the game saying, "I got outcoached by Reid and their staff, it's ridiculous. I never gave our guys a chance. The whole thing was on me."
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