When the Cowboys rolled into Philadelphia for their week 8 matchup with the Eagles, they had the #1 run defense in the NFL and the Eagles had the #1 rushing attack in the league. Something had to give... and that something was the Dallas defense. LeSean McCoy rushed for a career high 185 yards and the Eagles gained 239 yards total on the ground in a 34-7 rout.
Fast forward to this week and Dallas still has a good run defense. They're ranked #6 in the league allowing just 98 yards per game. The Eagles still have a great running game, ranked #3 in the NFL at nearly 150 yards a game. Once again, something's gotta give. Jason Kelce says their dominating week 8 performance doesn't guarantee they'll do it again, but it does give them confidence.
"You know, you don't want to say that it will carry over because I think that they'll probably do some things defensively to make sure that it doesn't happen on their part, from their standpoint. But it's definitely a confidence booster knowing that you've already done it once on the season. But you still prepare like you do each week and you still try to focus and make sure you know what you're doing for Saturday, in this case."