The Cowboys led a late comeback against a backup Eagles squad to get a win that in a lot of ways has to feel more like a loss. We expected the Eagles to rest some of their big stars, but Andy Reid decided to not to risk anyone and literally fielded two full backup squads. In fact, I believe Moise Fokou was the only defensive starter to play in this game and that's only because there were no other backup LBs left. In fact, there were two defensive starters in this game that weren't literally signed this week.
There really isn't anything to learn from this game because virtually no one that's going to play next week was invloved in this game. Chad Hall put forth a great effort today, which was fun to see. You have to wonder how badly Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins has regressed that Chad Hall beat him twice today? Kevin Kolb was pretty bad, but he was being crushed every other play by DeMarcus Ware...
The backup birds put up a fight today, they were no doubt aided by how poorly Stephen McGee played but overall I thought they outplayed the Cowboy starters for the majority of this game.
Enough of that one though, the important takeaway today is that the Eagles face the Green Bay Packers next Sunday at 4:30pm in Lincoln Financial Field in round one of the NFC playoffs. The Giants, Cowboys & Redskins will be looking to make their tee times.