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Kamu Grugier-Hill a hero as Eagles survive kicker Jake Elliott's concussion - Inquirer
Kamu Grugier-Hill didn’t score a touchdown Sunday night. The Eagles linebacker didn’t play a single snap on defense, although the special-teams standout did make an excellent tackle on punt coverage. But Grugier-Hill was one of the heroes, however unlikely, in the comeback victory. And his lasting impact on the outcome came courtesy of his right foot. With Elliott sidelined in the first quarter, Grugier-Hill handled four second-half kickoffs and was more than adequate. “I never did kick off before. I was a punter in high school, though,” Grugier-Hill said. “I played soccer my whole life, so I felt like I could do it.”

Alshon Jeffery put on a Brian Dawkins t-shirt and started dropping f-bombs after the Eagles beat the Cowboys - BGN
This is glorious.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Cowboys game - PhillyVoice
Carson Wentz is better than Dak Prescott. He's simply a better football player with more talent. While that's not a proclamation based just on this game, it was certainly obvious watching this game. As long as Wentz stays healthy, the Eagles have potentially a top 5 quarterback for the next decade, with the chance to compete for a Super Bowl every year. I'm not sure you can say the same for Dallas.

Who’s Your Daddy? - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles came out red hot and then went into a bit of a funk. They trailed 9-7 at the half. The coaches made some adjustments and the Eagles dominated the 2nd half. They ended up winning 37-9. Things got so ugly that Dallas pulled Dak Prescott and just tried to run out the clock late in the game. The Eagles won the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.

Eagles use dominant second half to blow out Cowboys - NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Eagles outscored the Cowboys, 30-0, in the second half, turning a two-point deficit into their eighth consecutive win. At 9-1, the Eagles have not only the best record in the NFL but a four-game lead in the NFC East with six games to go. This was the first time in franchise history the Eagles have scored 30 second-half points after going into halftime trailing. It’s only the fifth time they’ve scored seven or fewer first-half points and 30 or more second-half points.

Eagles put Cowboys, NFC East in rearview mirror with 30-point second half - ESPN
"I think it just shows we're resilient," Wentz said. "I think we knew coming into the locker room at halftime that we left a lot out there. I think we knew we were much better than that, and that we just had to go execute." Wentz, an MVP candidate, was off early, going 7-of-18 in the first half while averaging just 4.4 yards per attempt. He spent some time on the trainer's table after absorbing a hit late in the first quarter but stayed in the game. He acknowledged afterward that he was in the concussion protocol. "We were fine. It was just back of the neck. I was just trying to speed it up and get back there as quick as I could," he said.

Second-Half Fury For Rampaging Eagles -
Style points do not apply in the NFL, so the way the Eagles found a way to win on Sunday night at AT&T Stadium won’t be remembered as an artistic success. It will be remembered for 30 straight second-half points in a 37-9 win over Dallas ...

The day after: Win in Dallas gives Eagles ‘nobody f*cking with us’ feeling - The Athletic
A night that included the Eagles losing kicker Jake Elliott and experiencing one of their worst offensive stretches of the season ended in a 37-9 dominating victory. The Eagles remain atop the NFL hierarchy at 9-1 and decreased the already slim chances that the Cowboys had to make the postseason. Much of the discussion today will be about how Dallas was playing without Ezekiel Elliott, Tyron Smith and Sean Lee. Those absences absolutely played a role in Sunday night's game. But the degree to which the Cowboys have fallen apart the past two weeks also highlights something that the Eagles have done extremely well. Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas have built a deep roster. And the coaches have done a sensational job of developing young players and backups. The Eagles have been playing without Jason Peters, Jordan Hicks, Darren Sproles and Chris Maragos. Ronald Darby saw his first action since Week 1.

NFL Week 11: Bolt of Reality Hits AFC West, While NFC East Race All But Over - The MMQB
The Eagles have never been in such a strong position to win a Super Bowl. And there’s one X factor that could make it even more attainable. Most teams are struggling physically by this point of the season. Philadelphia got back its number one cornerback, Ronald Darby, from injury Sunday night, and he had an interception of Dak Prescott. Second-round cornerback Sidney Jones, recovering from an Achilles tear, could return in December. What a boost they should give, particularly against strong receiving corps (Vikings, Saints, Rams) that the Eagles could face in January.

The Eagles Experimented With Two-Point Conversions Against Dallas - The Ringer
After kicker Jake Elliott left with a head injury, Philly began going for two.

NFL Week 11 Sunday Standouts: Defense - PFF
Robinson wasn’t the only Eagles cornerback who stood out yesterday, with fellow new addition Ronald Darby standing out too. He allowed eight receptions for 74 yards, but with an interception, he allowed an NFL passer rating of just 50.3 on throws into his coverage.

Jerry Jones wants Roger Goodell held “accountable” to ownership - PFT
During his speech at halftime, after receiving his Hall of Fame ring, Jerry Jones spoke about making the NFL better. His words seemed to be directed at Roger Goodell and other NFL owners. “That’s what I do. That’s what I should do. That’s what I try to do, and that’s what I’m going to try and do,” Jones said. Jones insisted after the Cowboys’ 37-9 loss to the Eagles that he only wants what is best for the league. The Cowboys owner followed by saying his beef with the NFL commissioner isn’t personal as it relates to Ezekiel Elliott‘s six-game suspension. Dallas is 0-2 in the two games Elliott has missed, getting outscored 64-16.

Cowboys fall to Eagles 37-9, season on the brink of collapsing - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys are now at 5-5, and face a huge hill to try and make the playoffs. It was clear watching the game that the Eagles are just a superior team. They have to be seen as the favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl at this point, and they finally might really have the talent to make it all the way. The thought might disgust us (and winning it all would make the Philadelphia fan base, already arguably the worst in the NFL, completely insufferable), but that is the reality of the situation. The 2017 season is now in a salvage situation for the Cowboys. It is going to be a very hard thing to do.

5 winners and 3 losers from the Eagles’ 37-9 win over the Cowboys on ‘Sunday Night Football’ - SB Nation
The Cowboys were missing Ezekiel Elliott and left tackle Tyron Smith. The Eagles came into Sunday Night Football in Dallas as the team to beat in the NFC. They hold on to that status after Sunday’s 37-9 win. The Eagles offense had a hard time getting rolling, but once they did, they were able to run away with the game. The Eagles improve to 9-1 and still hold the top spot in the NFC East. The Cowboys drop to 5-5 with the loss.

Flyers to host Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field on February 23, 2019 - Broad Street Hockey
As BSH Radio’s own Steph Driver reported on Monday night, NBC announced in the pre-game show for tonight’s Eagles-Cowboys game that the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be squaring off on February 23, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.


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