Source: Eagles website, photo gallery here
Crushing the Cowboys, Romo reaching for wayward snaps, angry Rob Ryan, running the ball, winning challenges, Shady bumping Mudd. It was all sex, really. I'm surprised it didn't end with pool boy Juan Castillo walking into Jerry Jones' box, dressing him up with makeup and pigtails, and forcing the forlorn owner to call him padre.
Some stats, then we'll have a full running commentary coming your way shortly. Tricks and treats here:
Our man John Ellis hit the nail on the head last week– the Eagles threw the ball 28 times and ran 38 times (including seven Vick scrambles). They controlled the game, controlled the clock, and controlled the scoreboard.
Shady McCoy rushed 30 times for 185 yards. 185.
Vick was 21-for-28, 279 yards, 2 TD, and 129.9 QB rating. Romo? 18-for-35, 203 yard, 1 TD, 1 INT, 66.7 QB rating.
The Eagles had a total of 70 plays. The Cowboys? 49. Time of possession? 42 minutes to 17. That's what running the ball will do for you, folks.
The Birds had 31 first downs (Cowboys 12), 495 total yards (Cowboys 267), 4-for-6 in Red Zone (Cowboys 0-1), 7-for-12 third downs (Cowboys 3-for-10), 239 rushing yards (Cowboys 89).
Final score: 34-7.
"It all comes down to coaching. Andy Reid was reading my mail, and he kicked my ass … I gave our guys a lousy plan."
"If I gave them any extra motivation, hell I certainly never backed it up. The whole fucking thing was on me."
"I got my ass kicked, but I don't saying anything I don't believe. That was embarrassing and it's my fault."
"It comes down to preparation and I got beat by Andy Reid. It's ridiculous."