PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was an embarrassing performance.
From the fans, to the players, to the coaches, all the way up to the head coach. The Eagles suffered an embarrassing 20-10 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday and everyone associated with the team can feel the pressure mounting.
“Yes. I was embarrassed,” Chip Kelly told the 94WIP Morning Show on Monday morning.
Listen: Chip Kelly on the 94WIP Morning Show
What’s the plan now?
“We have to go back to work,” Kelly said. “That’s the one thing we all know. No one is gonna feel sorry for you, you can’t feel sorry for yourself. That’s not gonna change it. It’s you gotta get back out on the practice field, we gotta train better, and we gotta train more deliberately and prepare for a really good Jets team.”
If there was a bright spot for the Eagles, it was their defense. Dallas managed just two touchdowns—one came on a punt block and the other came very late in the game. The Eagles had three sacks and two fumble recoveries.
“I think we squandered a great opportunity,” Kelly admitted. “I thought our defense played a really, really good football game. We didn’t show up offensively to support that effort in any manner and when you’re playing a team like Dallas you need to play in all three phases.
Offensively, we were abysmal.”
For the second straight game, the Eagles could not run the ball. The Eagles’ “three-headed” monster in DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, and Darren Sproles combined for a horrid -2 yards on 15 carries. The Cowboys’ front could not be blocked all night.
“When you watch the tape, there’s not one guy that stands out that is making the mistakes,” Kelly said. “It’s gonna be owned across the board, from offensive line to tight ends, to everybody. There’s not just one that stands up. It’s the group and when one guy breaks down, that penetration can disrupt the play and that’s what’s happening right now.”