The Eagles matched up against the New York Giants last week on Thursday night. The Eagles, as a team,did not play well at all. They started the game with a great drive to take an early lead. Through the course of the game, they were not converting on important plays on offense. To go along with that, Jake Elliot missed a 29-yard field goal at the end of the first half.
The defense had its fair share of flaws as well. One play that stuck out was when Giants Qb Daniel Jones escaped for a straight 80-yard run that would have been a touchdown, but Jones fell down without contact around the 15-yard line.
Despite the mistakes, the Eagles battled their way back into the game after being down 10-21. At one point in the 4th, Carson Wentz delivered a beautiful game-winning touchdown pass to Boston Scott late in the 4th quarter. Brandon Graham finished the game with a strip-sack on Jones, and the ball was recovered by Vinny Curry. A very nice comeback!
The dreaded Dallas Cowboys are coming to Philly this week to play the Eagles Sunday night. The Cowboys are coming off a 3-25 loss to Washington. In that game, back up quarterback Andy Dalton got hit while sliding to the ground, knocking him out of the game. It does not look like he will be able to play against the Eagles Sunday night as of right now. He missed practice again today, and is still in concussion protocol. It looks like third-string QB Ben DiNucci will be making his first NFL start Sunday night.
It appears that rookie WR Jalen Reagor will be returning this week, which is great news for the Eagles offense. Carson Wentz on Jalen Reagor and other players returning to the offense,
“I think it energizes the offense. Guys are excited. Because of what we’ve been able to do and we’ve been in a lot of these ball games. And we just keep adding some pieces back. We are as confident as ever.”
The Eagles always seem to bring a different emotion when it comes to Dallas Week. Darius Slay is picking up on that quickly.
“When I was with Detroit, I think we considered all the teams in the division rivals” Slay said on Tuesday. “But over here? They really don’t like nothing about the Cowboys. Nothing. And that’s just funny. I’m, like, loving it.”
I am feeling optimistic that the Eagles are going to get a win on Sunday night. The guys seem to be getting more fired up each day, and I can not wait to watch them go against Dallas on a National stage.