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By the time you read this, the Eagles-Dallas game will have been decided. Without Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys were expected to lean heavily on running back, De Marco Murray, who had been coming on strong of late. This season, he had surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his three-year career.
The Eagles appear to be the popular pick to win this weekend’s crucial game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Eagles (9-6) need a win or tie over the Cowboys (8-7) to clinch their first division title since 2010 and secure the No. 3 seed. The loser goes home.
Nick Foles and Kyle Orton were backup quarterbacks when the season began. On Sunday night in Dallas, they’ll line up under center as starters with the NFC East Championship at stake.
Despite their dearth of recent success, all eyes will be on the Cowboys. For the karma and the drama, for better or worse, they are America’s team. Mostly for worse. Just watch on Sunday.
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett announced Friday that Romo underwent back surgery on Friday morning, and is out for the remainder of the season. Kyle Orton will start in place of Romo.
With the Cowboys banged up, the Eagles look to be heading in to a win-or-go-home NFC East Division championship match-up in the final week of the regular season.
Kyle Orton looks like he’ll be making his first start at quarterback in his two seasons with the Cowboys on Sunday.
Whether it’s Tony Romo or Kyle Orton under center for the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles are approaching Sunday’s game the same.
Dallas owner Jerry Jones says the Cowboys aren’t ruling Tony Romo out of a winner-take-all game against the Eagles Sunday.
Monday Night on 94WIP’s Player Lounge show, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy had a special Christmas message for Eagles fans.
Forget everything about what happened in the earlier meeting between the Eagles and Cowboys. The Eagles were in the midst of a quarterback revolving door between Nick Foles and Mike Vick and had not quite found their offensive identity. That has changed now. The Eagles offense is firing on all cylinders and should be able to play well against this Dallas defense that really struggles to stop much of anything.
The last time the Eagles won 10 games was in 2010, which also marks the last time they won the NFC East title. The chances that the Eagles break the three-year drought of double-figure victories in a season and a division crown just became better with the news Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo could be out for the season with a back injury.
The Cowboys 24-23 win sets up a winner-take-all regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles next week for the NFC East title.