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The mood was understandably somber in the post game press conferences last night as the Eagles tried to make sense of their 24-0 loss.

Donovan McNabb

"We showed our youth in situations where everyone would begin to look around to see who was going to make the play instead of stepping up and making that play. That's something that comes with the territory when you have a young group. I think at this time, having discussed it with the guys, everybody understands it."

Andy Reid

"The important thing is we learn from our mistakes," the coach said. "Not only the young guys, but the coaches and the players - learn from our mistakes and do better the next time. That's the important thing. I don't think it was just the young guys. I think it was all of us. We've all got to do a better job there."

DeSean Jackson

"You definitely don't ever draw these kinds of losses up," Jackson said after finishing with three receptions for 47 yards, 6 yards rushing and 9 yards on two punt returns. "We came out here and stunk it up, if that's what you want to call it. It's not a good thing."

Jason Avant

"You get a little humble pie this week. It probably worked out better for us. … It’s just a wake-up call," receiver Jason Avant said. "You don’t want to go into the playoffs playing the way we did today. To get humbled and to come back to the drawing board and be thankful that we have another chance to play I think we’re going to be that much more fired up next week."

McNabb again

"It is a humbling experience," Donovan McNabb said. "I think at times when you feel like you’re at the top, you’ve got to get knocked down to dust yourself back off, to get yourself back up. We’ve been through situations where we have to fight, and it led us to where we wanted to be, and I don’t see this as being any different."

Tony Romo

"It’s tough to beat any team three times," Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said. "They’re going to know us. We’re going to know them. After winning like we did today, we’re probably going to see a completely different team next week."

Brent Celek

"It's kind of embarrassing," said tight end Brent Celek, who led Philadelphia with seven catches for 96 yards. "I didn't expect to come down here and play like this. We're lucky we have another opportunity to play again. That's all we can ask for."

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