Eagles win over Dallas: What they're saying

Donovan McNabb talked about being the underdogs...

"People pretty much wanted to put us out for dead —- road kill,” McNabb said. "But that was before that door opened just one more time for us. You never want to give a team another opportunity, because when a team gets in, it could be that team that you may be talking about that you don’t want to play,” McNabb said. "And the way that we are feeling in this locker room, we could be that team.”

Andy Reid stressed the job had only just started.

"I’m proud of the guys but we’re not done,” Andy Reid said. "We’ve gotten to the doorstep and now we have to climb the steps to get in.”

Brian Dawkins said he gave it his all.

"I’ve never been a part of anything like this,” Dawkins said. "For the guys to pull together the way they pulled together after a tough loss (last week to Washington), where we were basically left for dead … it speaks volumes about this team, the character in it and the belief that we have in one another. I give what I’ve got,” Dawkins said after another performance worth giving — he had a hand in five tackles and forced two fumbles, both of which turned into Eagles touchdowns. "Whatever I had, I gave today. Through illness, through whatever the situation, that this could be my last game here … and I give gestures because I appreciate the crowd. I appreciate them. I gesture just to thank them for being there through my career and partying with me on game day.”

Cowboys QB Tony Romo didn't seem like he minded losing all that much.

"I've had a lot worse happen to me than a loss in a sporting event, that's for sure," Romo said. "If this is the worst thing that ever happens to me, I've lived a pretty good life."

That's right Tony. You and your team just put on one of the worst performances in team history in your biggest game of the year. No big deal...

Eagles owner Jeff Lurie shared his thoughts on the team's unlikely run

"It's pretty amazing and probably the most unexpected just because of the odds," Lurie said. "We've always been in control of our destiny and today we were not - until 4:15 p.m. And it was nice. I'm just really happy for the players and the coaches and everyone who works here because we just have to recover from so much pain in some of these losses that I think most teams would have not been there in December."

The two old OTs are feeling good.

"Especially the way we played tonight," said left tackle Tra Thomas, who has been on a 3-13 team, wild-card teams and a Super Bowl team. "We definitely feel like a team that can make it. We just have to keep riding this wave."

"If we keep playing like that," said right tackle Jon Runyan, "we can do a lot of damage. That's going to be the biggest thing, to keep preparing and playing like that. That performance out there, that's one of the top performances I've seen around here."

Sheldon Brown, like most of us, was just in disbelief

"This is one of those things where you've got to still be asleep," said Sheldon Brown  "It's got to be a dream," Brown said. "Like, I don't know what's going on. It's like we played our perfect game at the end of the year. You know what I mean? This is definitely supposed to be a 10-3, 14-10, one of those type of games. And . . . I don't know. I don't know . . . "

 

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