Sports Illustrated magazine recently released four different NFL 2014 Preview covers featuring two division rival quarterbacks on each edition.
While Romo has proved to be somewhat of a jinx, I wouldn't be freaking out about Foles being "cursed" because he appears on the SI cover. This isn't even his first appearance; Foles was also on the SI cover late last season. For more on the "curse", read this great article from Brent Cohen:
The system within which the magazine business operates is built upon capitalizing on short-term over-performance. It’s no surprise that cover subjects experience a decline in performance/fame soon after. The level of play required to get Nick Foles on the cover of SI is almost certainly unsustainable; consequently, it won’t be sustained!
So the "Sports Illustrated Cover Curse", while not an actual "curse", is not complete bullshit. It’s a valuable contrary indicator for those who know how to properly evaluate it within the larger context of the player/team/league/etc…
The Eagles and Cowboys don't play until Week 13 this upcoming season. It already has the makings of a big game as it's scheduled to take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th at 4:30 PM EST. Philadelphia and Dallas will meet up again just a few weeks later on Sunday, December 14th at 8:30 PM EST.
Find the other three SI NFL Preview covers below.