By Ed Benkin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sam Bradford knew they had to roll the tape. He just wasn’t very excited about what he had to see.

Bradford and the rest of the Eagles were forced to spend some time viewing video of their loss to Dallas earlier in the season. From all accounts, is was a short film session.

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“I don’t even like turning on that tape,” said Bradford. “It was bad, but I think we’ve come a long way from that game. Going back to that first Dallas game, there were so many negative plays in that game that just put us behind. We just really struggled to establish any sort of a rhythm in that game.”

Few would argue with the Eagles’ quarterback. In their 20-10 loss to the Cowboys at the Linc in week two, the Eagles produced just 226 yards of offense and committed three turnovers. Bradford threw two interceptions, as the offense never got on track. Bradford knows they cannot afford to make similar mistakes this Sunday night in Dallas.

Sam Bradford at practice as the Eagles prepare to play the Cowboys. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Sam Bradford at practice as the Eagles prepare to play the Cowboys. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

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“There’s been a lot of good things that we’ve done,” Bradford said. “I think we’ve shot ourselves in the foot too many times. We’ve said that after several of the games, and we’ve just got to find a way to eliminate the self-inflicted wounds. When we do that, we’re a pretty good offense.”

The Cowboys come into the game with a 2-5 record and in the midst of a five-game losing streak. Quarterback Tony Romo remains sidelined, but the addition of Defensive End Greg Hardy has made the Dallas defense more dangerous. Eagles Guard Lane Johnson knows Hardy could be a disruptive force on Sunday.

“I think he’s one of the best in the league,” said Johnson. “He’s really strong and he’s a guy that really hustles on every snap. It makes him really exceptional.”

A win would put the Eagles at 4-4 with a chance to move into first place depending on how the Giants do against Tampa Bay. A victory for the Eagles would also put the Cowboys at 2-6, making it difficult for Dallas to get back in the division race even when they get Romo back. Bradford knows he and his teammates have to be better than what they saw on film from week two.

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“We’ve got a big game against Dallas this week,” Bradford said. “There’s been some really good stuff, and there’s been some times when I really need to be more consistent. I’m part of the mistakes that have been made, and I’ve got to work to correct those mistakes that I’ve made.”