Eagles Will Face Cowboys For Division

Tony Romo led the Cowboys on a nine-play, 87-yard drive to give Dallas a 24-23 victory over the Redskins at FedEx Field Sunday afternoon.

Late in the second half, it appeared the Redskins might pull off the upset. Washington had a 23-14 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Cowboys scored the final 10 points to secure the win. On fourth-and-goal from the Redskins’ 10, Romo bought time and found DeMarco Murray for the game-winning touchdown with 1:16 left.

What does the result mean for the Eagles? The NFC East will be determined next week when the Birds travel to Dallas, regardless of what happens during tonight’s matchup against the Bears.


Chip Kelly maintained all week that he would play his starters against Chicago, no matter the result of the early game. We'll find out after kickoff if that is actually the case.

Tonight's matchup has no bearing on the NFC East race, but the Eagles do have seeding at stake. They are still eligible for the third seed or the fourth seed, depending on how this week and next week play out.

As for the Bears, they'll be keeping an eye on a couple late afternoon games. If the Packers beat the Steelers and the Lions fall to the Giants, the NFC North will be decided next week when Chicago takes on Green Bay. That means Bears head coach Marc Trestman could consider resting some guys tonight.

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  • Token

    I dont get Kirk Cousins lovers. All I see is a turd.

    What a disaster of a game. Skins had it. Terrible defense on that 4th and goal. Skins stopped blitzing the whole 4th quarter or more. Played not to lose. Which is really odd for a 3 win team. They had nothing to lose.

    O well, I want Dallas next week anyway. Plus I think we lose to the Bears regardless so it wouldnt have mattered.

    Loved Romo adding the fake injury in there tho. Just so he can either set up that as a excuse if he failed or to look like a hero if he won. Great theater.

    Cowboys line was tackling the skins DL all day and I dont think they had one holding call.

    • Reef215

      Not ONE HOLDING CALL! Not ONE!

      • Token

        A ton of obvious ones to.

        And then at the end when the skins guy helmet came off. The head ref was yelling at him that he took it off. He wanted to throw the flag so badly. It took all the other refs to tell him hes wrong.

        Hope we dont get that crew next week.

        • Joe from Easton

          That officiating was atrocious. I seriously never complain about it, but that was bad.

          • Token

            really bad all over the NFL today

    • Richard Colton

      You mean next year’s starting QB for the Texans? and all for the paltry sum of two first round draft picks? That Kirk Cousins?

  • Jason

    I’m so conflicted, with present me vs future me. Not sure if I should be super bitter with Shanahan and Haslett or praying that somehow Synder keeps them both.

    • Javi Echie

      Definitely hope snyder keeps them and that Jerry Jones lives forever

  • jakethesnake

    what a joke of a foreskins defensive strategy.
    rush 4 fat fu$ks into 6 or 7 cowgirls olineman every time and give tony Homo 8 to 10 seconds….WTF?
    you don’t rush 3 and delay the 4th for 2 seconds?
    you don’t send someone from the end like a LB or corner.
    f, f, f, f, f, ……friggin moron shanahan and his moron crew…..blew a winnable game.

    only worse feeling is if the foreskins won and the eagles lose tonight.

  • jakethesnake

    so frustrating to watch Shanny and his genious defensive coordinator blow a W that would have meant so much to Eagles game tonight.
    why would you think giving Romo 8 seconds to throw will work somehow…..why wouldn’t you call some biltzes, why wouldn’t you drop defensive lineman and send linebackers…why wouldn’t you do something that shows you are watching the f-ing game…….

  • Justin

    I told the Cowboys fan I work with this morning that this game will be decided by the defense that plays the worst. Both offensives can move the ball decently. So it was a matter of which defense could shit the bed harder.

  • UKEagle99

    Screw that game, our season is on us. We don’t need any favours from the Deadskins. I hope the starters play tonight and we beat the Bears, I can see them giving us a headache offensively but vice versa. Next week we MARCH on Dallas and ruin 2013 for them. We are the start of their offseason. Revenge is a dish best served in Texas on a full HD screen for Jerrah and co to choke on. Fly my Eagles, FLY!

    • Joe from Easton

      In a vacuum where we are def in the playoffs then I think stomping dallas in week 17 is the best thing to do for our chances, but if we could have had it wrapped up tonight and rest week 17 then I’d probably have taken that option.

      • UKEagle99

        Yeah, don’t get me wrong, I’m like water, I’ll take the path of least resistance every day and twice on Sundays. I think we will learn a lot more about where this team is this way. A few years ago it came down to wk.17 in Dallas and we went home. Without going too Denny Green, let’s see if we are who we think we are! The D needs work but if we hit the playoffs we have a punchers chance, if the Gnats can do it, “Why not us?”

  • UKEagle99

    We’re the first to lambast our coaches for poor end of game decisions but Green Bay just dropped a clanger. The false start and 10 second runoff aside. Left with 10 secs on the clock and it will run on the whistle, why when it is only second down do you not clock the ball leaving yo at 3rd down with 8 or 9 on the clock? Chances are you can then throw 2 shots at the EZ. Poor management there by eitheror both, McCarthy and Flynn.