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Dallas Cowboys Crush the Philadelphia Eagles 24-0 to Win the NFC East; Plyoff Rematch Looms - Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 4, 2010 | Brian

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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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: dallascowboys; eagles; nfl

1 posted on 01/04/2010 6:53:22 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

“Playoff” Rematch Looms


2 posted on 01/04/2010 6:54:08 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Three of the four wildcard games are rematches from the week before. Pretty bizarre.


3 posted on 01/04/2010 6:55:42 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.

uh oh.

Go Cowboys.


4 posted on 01/04/2010 6:58:16 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: dirtboy

Usually pretty rare too, right?


5 posted on 01/04/2010 6:59:07 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: Federalist Patriot
The only team I care a whit about is the Redskins; and that is for them to lose.

This has been a damn good football season.

6 posted on 01/04/2010 6:59:31 AM PST by laotzu
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To: laotzu
The only team I care a whit about is the Redskins; and that is for them to lose. 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!

GO VIKINGS!

7 posted on 01/04/2010 7:03:51 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I don’t know about “crush” but game proved Rush was right, again.


8 posted on 01/04/2010 7:04:09 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: Federalist Patriot

HOW 'BOUT THEM COWBOYS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Sorry...this phrase is obligatory in Texas ; )
9 posted on 01/04/2010 7:05:09 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: Federalist Patriot

Good thing being held in Dallas - Philly fans are goons,
why else would have a jail in the stadium?


10 posted on 01/04/2010 7:05:58 AM PST by njslim
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To: njslim

On the other hand, doubt that Eagles players have had the rap sheets Dallas players have had over the years.


11 posted on 01/04/2010 7:16:19 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Federalist Patriot
Fortunately the Steelers (Team Obama) have been eliminated.

Fear not Cowboy Haters - Dallas is coached by the dumbest head coach in the NFL.

12 posted on 01/04/2010 7:21:53 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: GeronL

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.


13 posted on 01/04/2010 7:23:17 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: njslim

Sorry, Michael Vick alone reduces that argument to rubble.


14 posted on 01/04/2010 7:23:21 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.


15 posted on 01/04/2010 7:23:56 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Federalist Patriot
Romo, Romo wherefore art though Romo...

Here I is.

(Apologies to Alfalfa and Buckwheet)

16 posted on 01/04/2010 7:28:36 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
or Buckwheat.
17 posted on 01/04/2010 7:29:08 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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Whew-hoo!!! Come on Cowboys, don’t disappoint.


18 posted on 01/04/2010 7:39:45 AM PST by BloodAngel
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To: Federalist Patriot

Might make the Iggles a good bet next week.


19 posted on 01/04/2010 7:41:37 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: mbynack

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.


20 posted on 01/04/2010 7:47:16 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: dirtboy

I guess this happened, at least partly, because they put some divisional games bunched at the end of the season.


21 posted on 01/04/2010 7:48:06 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: Chi-townChief

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.


22 posted on 01/04/2010 7:50:55 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Having Felix Jones finally healthy makes a huge difference for Dallas.


23 posted on 01/04/2010 7:51:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


24 posted on 01/04/2010 7:54:19 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: mbynack
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.

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.

25 posted on 01/04/2010 7:59:53 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Tallguy

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.


26 posted on 01/04/2010 8:01:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dirtboy
As a Cowboys fan, what impresses me about this Cowboys team is they can run and they can stop the run. That being said, the Eagles are a weird team. They're streaky and play in bursts. I didn't begin to relax until Jones got that 49 yard TD run, cause with McNabb and Jackson, the Eagles can score so quickly.

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.)

27 posted on 01/04/2010 8:04:27 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.


28 posted on 01/04/2010 8:08:51 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

It’s January, Dude.


29 posted on 01/04/2010 8:10:57 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Richard Kimball

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.


30 posted on 01/04/2010 8:11:09 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: bwc2221

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.


31 posted on 01/04/2010 8:13:03 AM PST by Paratrooper
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To: njslim

There is no jail at Lincoln Financial Field. That was at the Vet, and its been gone 7 years.


32 posted on 01/04/2010 8:13:11 AM PST by Heliand
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To: dirtboy

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.


33 posted on 01/04/2010 8:17:32 AM PST by Heliand
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To: Heliand
The Eagles didn’t give up 6 yards per run. They gave up two long runs.

That's kinda like Brennan saying the system worked last year except for one day...

34 posted on 01/04/2010 8:20:55 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Tallguy

All the better-—they said the same thing about January, too.


35 posted on 01/04/2010 8:41:55 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: gusopol3

“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?


36 posted on 01/04/2010 8:55:31 AM PST by cowtowney
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To: cowtowney

caught my mistake at 14 and apologized; I don’t remember T.O. having trouble with the law though.


37 posted on 01/04/2010 9:19:07 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: bwc2221
Fear not Cowboy Haters - Dallas is coached by the dumbest head coach in the NFL.

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...

38 posted on 01/04/2010 9:23:11 AM PST by erman
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To: dfwgator
Arizona won 20-7, and that was the start of the Cowboys’ playoff futility.

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.

39 posted on 01/04/2010 9:29:51 AM PST by erman
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To: erman

Well Miami had the typical Parcells’ “Sophomore Slump” this season.


40 posted on 01/04/2010 9:47:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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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.

41 posted on 01/04/2010 10:27:22 AM PST by erman
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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.


42 posted on 01/04/2010 10:44:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: LS

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.


43 posted on 01/04/2010 12:38:00 PM PST by dmz
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