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Was one of the worst Eagles losses of the Doug Pederson era a bad night or a sign of a bad team? - The Athletic
There have been 24 losses since Doug Pederson became the Eagles head coach, even humiliating ones that left the fan base re-evaluating how it should spend Sundays. But it’s never been quite as bad as this week’s 37-10 loss to the rival Dallas Cowboys, the type of defeat that could be as revealing as it is devastating. “It’s either one or two, yes,” Pederson said when asked if it was his worst loss. “I’d probably agree, especially back-to-back, the way we’ve played,” quarterback Carson Wentz said. The margin of defeat was greater last November in New Orleans, but the context of that game was different — the Saints were one of the hottest teams in the NFL, the Eagles were undermanned and it seemed the Eagles were heavy underdogs. What happened on Sunday was different. The Cowboys had lost three consecutive games. First place in the NFC East was at stake. Pederson went deep into his book for motivation, with moves ranging from bold public comments interpreted as guaranteeing victory to releasing a starter. The message was sent. It wasn’t received. “We came in here tonight and they fucking ran us out of the stadium,” veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick said. “You have to tip your hat to them. They had the answers to the test tonight.”

FINAL SCORE: Eagles embarrassed in blowout loss to Cowboys, 37 to 10 - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-4 after losing to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Final score: 37 to 10. It was a huge game and they didn’t even show up for it. Pretty pathetic.

The Kist & Solak Show #135: Eagles’ Loss Underscores Big Problems - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak react to the Eagles’ embarrassing 37-10 loss to the Cowboys.. What happened to an Eagles team with such high expectations entering the season? Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Cowboys game - PhillyVoice
Wentz was playing well early in this game, and then he faded as the Cowboys were able to pin their ears back and attack him once they built a big lead. While he has not been perfect by any stretch this season, Wentz has been good, but he can’t do it without some help, and his receivers haven’t helped much at all this season.

Bad Night in Big D - Iggles Blitz
There are a lot of questions right now. And there are some troubling answers. There were issues on offense, defense and special teams. The coaching left a lot to be desired. Doug Pederson deserves a lot of criticism. Jim Schwartz, too. Howie Roseman is responsible for the talent (or lack thereof) on the field. When you think about the Eagles right now you think of slow starts, dropped passes, missed tackles, undisciplined play, dumb mistakes. That’s not good. The Eagles didn’t win the line of scrimmage, on offense or defense. There were good moments, but they were too few and far between. There isn’t one person who is “the problem”. There are a lot of things that need to be fixed. Multiple players and coaches must get better. Right now the Eagles look like a bad team. Is this rock bottom?

Nelson Agholor: ‘I can’t really explain that’ - NBCSP
“I made a move on the guy, I’m starting to run to my landmark, and I get closer, and I’m seeing it low in trajectory,” he said. “So it is what it is. I can’t really explain that. Every day we see big plays, but then we see some that just miss and it sucks because we’re on the end of not making them and I wish we were making them, so I understand there is a focus on that. That’s one I wish we had made.” If the ball arrived before Agholor was expecting it, it was because Wentz got hit on the play by Kerry Hyder. But he still has to catch it. He at least has to try.

Alarming loss to Cowboys leaves Eagles’ season on shaky ground - ESPN
Losing to the Dallas Cowboys is one thing, but for the Philadelphia Eagles to be so thoroughly outmatched in the season’s most critical game -- a 37-10 Dallas romp -- is nothing short of alarming. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson seemed to sense his team was veering off course following a bad loss in Minnesota and tried to reroute them this week by cutting starting linebacker Zach Brown and stepping out of character to essentially guarantee a win against Dallas during a radio appearance. Whatever spark was intended did not catch.

Is Eagles’ locker room in trouble after embarrassing losses to Cowboys, Vikings? Inside a somber Dallas postgame scene | ‘This feeling kills me’ -
“We’re going to see what the character of this team is,” Ertz said. “That’s the bottom line. These next two weeks until the bye, we’re going to see what type of team we are, see what type of fight we have in this locker room. I can promise you,” he continued, “I’m going to give everything I have to find a way to win these next two games because this feeling kills me.”

NFL Week 7 PFF ReFocused: Dallas Cowboys 37, Philadelphia Eagles 10 - PFF
Rookie tackle Andre Dillard had a half-decent night. He did give up a sack towards the end of the first half when Robert Quinn bull-rushed him into the pocket, but for the most part, he was able to hold his own as he got the start at left tackle. The Eagles defense struggled to tackle throughout the game, but their lack of finishing was especially evident in the first half when Tony Pollard broke two tackles on his way to 11 yards when it looked like he would be stopped in the backfield. While the tackling for the Eagles was poor, the lack of pass-rush was surprising considering the talent the Eagles have on the defensive line. Outside of a couple of sacks, the Eagles gave Prescott all day to throw the ball, and he made the Eagles pay.

From start to finish, an ugly loss at the wrong time in Dallas -
Everything that could go wrong, it seemed, went wrong for the Eagles on Sunday night at AT&T Stadium in a showdown for first place in the NFC East and, literally, from the very start of the game. Sixty minutes of dreary football ended with an Eagles loss, 37-10, with many questions to answer (see below) as Philadelphia lost its second consecutive game to fall to 3-4 with one more road trip, in Buffalo on Sunday afternoon, remaining in this three-game jaunt. If this is a defining stretch for the Eagles in this 2019 season, they need to turn the narrative around quickly, because after a stinker a week earlier in Minnesota, things continued to trend in the wrong direction at Dallas. ”We just got embarrassed on national TV,” defensive tackle Fletcher Cox said. “That’s just the truth. We got embarrassed and they kicked our (butts), if you want to know the truth.”

Cowboys roll Eagles to take over first place in NFC East - DraftKings Nation
Tight end Dallas Goedert was the high scorer for the Eagles. He led the team with four receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown, but also had one lost fumble. Nobody else had more than three receptions or 38 receiving yards. Jordan Howard led the running backs with 50 yards. Carson Wentz struggled most of the night, throwing for 191 yards, with one touchdown, one interception, and two lost fumbles.

Week 7: ‘NBA Is Coming To The NFL,’ And Rams Are On A Fast Break - FMIA
The Rams, who’d been talking on and off to the Jags about Ramsey for a month, were worried that the Eagles might increase their offer if the defense continued to struggle. (Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Philadelphia had offered first- and a second-round picks.) Philly might have been wise to offer the two ones. In the last week, two offenses led by Kirk Cousins and Dak Prescott have put up 38 and 37 points on the Eagles.

Lamar Jackson isn’t Michael Vick — he’s better - SB Nation
There’s a long history of running quarterbacks in the NFL. Fran Tarkenton, Steve Young, and Randall Cunningham all ran for thousands of yards before Lamar Jackson was even born. Cam Newton broke the rushing touchdown record for quarterbacks back in 2016 and keeps adding to that total. But only one has ever really played a style that mirrors Jackson’s. That’s former Falcons and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Vick was a rare type of elusive, capable of breaking ankles with jukes and spins so fast Nike made an iconic commercial about it. He’s the all-time rushing leader among quarterbacks with 6,109 yards. No other passer has reached 5,000 yet. That he had a cannon for an arm was just the cherry on top for Vick. So it’s no small thing to say Jackson is a better version than Vick. But it feels a little safer to say when Vick already said it himself.


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