Skip to comments.Dallas Cowboys Crush the Philadelphia Eagles 24-0 to Win the NFC East; Plyoff Rematch Looms - Video
Posted on 01/04/2010 6:53:21 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
Here are video highlights of the Dallas Cowboys 24-0 impressive win over the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday to win the NFC East Championship, and roll into the NFC Playoffs as the number three seed.
The win means Dallas will host a playoff game next Saturday night against - the Philadelphia Eagles. Had they won, the Eagles could have clinched the number two seed in the playoffs, won the NFC East, and secured a bye next week. But it was not to be as Dallas dominated the game from start to finish in every phase.
The victory by the Cowboys was a shock to many, who have said repeatedly the Cowboys would "choke" in the big game. But Dallas has now won three straight "must have" games, beating the previously unbeaten New Orleans Saints - in New Orleans - three weeks ago, and shutting out the Redskins and the Eagles the last two weeks, 17-0 and 24-0. The back-to-back shutouts are the first ever in the history of the Cowboys.
Now the question becomes, can Dallas beat the Eagles three times this season, and two straight weeks? The rematch will be the first playoff game ever played in the new Cowboys Stadium, and will begin at 7:00 PM CT next Saturday on NBC. . . . (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)
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“Playoff” Rematch Looms
Three of the four wildcard games are rematches from the week before. Pretty bizarre.
From my reading the back to back shutouts was the first since Tennessee in 2000. It is also very rare a team gets 2 shutouts in an entire season, apparently.
As well as the offense played, most attempts and yards by a Cowboys team ever, the defense gets all the praise in the past few games.
Two years ago the Cowboys won their division and then lost the playoff game to a team they had already beaten twice during the regular season.
Usually pretty rare too, right?
This has been a damn good football season.
After living in the D.C. area for 19 years, I couldn't agree with you more!
I don’t know about “crush” but game proved Rush was right, again.
Good thing being held in Dallas - Philly fans are goons,
why else would have a jail in the stadium?
On the other hand, doubt that Eagles players have had the rap sheets Dallas players have had over the years.
Fear not Cowboy Haters - Dallas is coached by the dumbest head coach in the NFL.
It’s usually a novelty for one such game to happen in a season, let alone 3 out of 4. And it’s something that one loss busted the Eagles down from the number 2 seed to the sixth seed. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Cowboys/Green Bay NFC final, the way both teams have been playing.
Sorry, Michael Vick alone reduces that argument to rubble.
I watched the game and Dallas looked very good. However, I got the feeling that Philly wasn’t showing them all their cards. I think that the Cowboys will see a different game plan from them next weekend. Philly is going to blitz more and we’ll see more cheap shots on Romo like in the fourth quarter.
Here I is.
(Apologies to Alfalfa and Buckwheet)
Whew-hoo!!! Come on Cowboys, don’t disappoint.
Might make the Iggles a good bet next week.
Philly had a division championship and home field advantage where they would rematch the Cowboys at stake in this game and I doubt they were not showing all their cards. Dallas is really just playing great dominating football right now. Having to play in Dallas again this week does not thrill them. I believe the San Diego and the Cowboys will be squaring off in the Super Bowl as they are the hottest two teams in football going into the playoffs.
I guess this happened, at least partly, because they put some divisional games bunched at the end of the season.
When you are out-rushed 179-37, and allow over 5.5 yards per rush, you have big problems with a rematch the next week (and I’m an Eagles fan) - the Eagles really haven’t beaten a good team all year.
Having Felix Jones finally healthy makes a huge difference for Dallas.
This is old-school Cowboys football - dominate the running game to set up the passing game. The Eagles cannot blitz effectively if they are giving up nearly six yards per carry.
This is certainly true and it points to why it is so difficult for NFL teams to dominate division opponents who they must play twice a season. The team that loses the first game generally will throw away their game-plan while the team that wins will often try to replicate theirs. There are limits, of course. Injuries, capabilities of players, coaching flexibility, etc.
The last time the Cowboys were in this situation, they were playing an Arizona Cardinals team they had beaten easily twice during the regular season. Arizona won 20-7, and that was the start of the Cowboys’ playoff futility.
Question to you, as an Eagles fan: Is Westbrook hurting the team? I know he's been a terrific back for you, but personally, I think he's past it and is stealing carries from young guys that are better than him (at this point in his career.)
How ‘bout dem Cowboys? Thought they “couldn’t win a game in December?” Thought they “couldn’t beat a good team in December?” Right now, the chokers appear to be the Eagles and Saints, with the Miniature Vikings waiting in the wings.
It’s January, Dude.
I tend to agree - I think Westbrook, having suffered two concussions this season, should retire out of self-protection - and I think as a result he is being very careful and self-protective when he runs, which as an NFL running back, you simply cannot do.
Don’t know much about their coach, but I watched his talk to the team in the locker room after the victory on Sunday.
It was terrible! He sounded like he did not know what to say.
There is no jail at Lincoln Financial Field. That was at the Vet, and its been gone 7 years.
The Eagles didn’t give up 6 yards per run. They gave up two long runs. Otherwise, the Dallas and Philadelphia running games were pretty similar. Perhaps if Philly had rushed more than 7 times, they might have broken a couple of long runs too.
That's kinda like Brennan saying the system worked last year except for one day...
All the better-—they said the same thing about January, too.
“On the other hand, doubt that Eagles players have had the rap sheets Dallas players have had over the years.”
Are you referring to Michael Vick or T.O.(both) or who?
caught my mistake at 14 and apologized; I don’t remember T.O. having trouble with the law though.
Jerry Jones is not THAT stupid... oh nevermind... Barry Switzer isn't a coach in the NFL anymore....
Go Cowboys.... the only problem I have with the Cowboys is the fact that I have to see that alligator faced owner every 3 seconds during the broadcast... no other owner has that happen. I wish Jerry would just lock himself up in the owners box, bang cheerleaders and drink scotch.... and let a REAL football coach handle the talent. Like the Tuna or Jimmy Johnson.... Oh well...
no, the start of the futility was when Jerry Jones thought that he could coach the Cowboys after Jimmy Johnson won 2 Super Bowls. THAT'S when the Cowboys went to the crapper. We won one more Super Bowl with Jimmy Johnson's scheme and Barry Switzer stumbling around kissing Jerry's rear end... then pffffftt.... nada.
Until Jerry Jones decides he's NOT a coach, we will be stuck by lip smacking, rear kissing coaches that will let Jerry pretend he's "the coach". What a joke. I love the Cowboys but Jerry has just gone ape sh#t thinking he can coach. What's funny is how Parcels has turned Miami around in just a couple of years, while Jerry has run the team into the ground playing coach and GM.
Well Miami had the typical Parcells’ “Sophomore Slump” this season.
it's all about the right talent and organization. Heck look at how long it took New Orleans. My money would be on Parcells... maybe the Cowboys can catch lightning in a bottle this year.
Like I said, the only down side for me would be having to look at Jerry Jone's face every 30 seconds.
I give credit where it was due, without Parcells being here, the Cowboys don’t sniff the playoffs this year. He pulled this franchise out of the doldrums, I mean, Quincy Carter at Quarterback???!?!?!?? What were they thinking? They were so desperate they even brought in Ryan Frickin’ Leaf!!!! Parcells got the thing turned around back to respectability.
You may want to hold off on your nya nya nyas until the ‘boys actually win a playoff game.
And putting down the Vikes? The team that destroyed the team you lost to twice this year? That’s just funny.
Just a thought, but by the end of this season, I believe that my 2nd year qb (Flacco) will still have more playoff victories to his name than will Romo.
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