Sunday, January 3, 2010

Eagles-Cowboys @4pm

It will be a playoff-type atmosphere this afternoon in Arlington as the Birds and Cowboys fight for a chance at the No.2 seed in this year's postseason. Depending on the outcome of this game, the Eagles could be back in this same situation next week. A win and they're sitting at home resting next week, but a loss may mean back to Dallas for the wildcard round. More after the jump.

The big news out of Philly this week is the loss of center Jamaal Jackson. Nick Cole will be making his first start at the position, and his play could make or break the game for the Eagles. He'll be up against Pro Bowl NT Jay Ratliff, and it's a sure thing that Dallas will be bringing pressure all day to disrupt Philly's protection. The QB play on both teams has been top-notch all year, and as usual the game will most likely come down to which team turns the ball over more. For the first time is his career, Tony Romo has been protecting the ball well, but the Eagles opportunistic defense hopes to change that.

I really don't have a strong feeling either way on this one. I think it will be a close game, possibly coming down to a late field goal, but it's hard to say who will come out on top. It would be sweet to finish this season the same way the Eagles finished the last - with a complete domination of those bitches down south. I am pumped for this game! My prediction: Eagles 26 Cowboys 23.


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