Taking It to the House: Eagles-Cowboys Wrap-up

After a huge Eagles 34-7 win over the Cowboys, Taking It to the House  Editor  Lloyd Vance and lead writer Matt Lombardo break it down from the field


Eagles Turn The Corner In Dominant Win Over Cowboys by Matt Lombardo

Behind back-to-back career games by LeSean McCoy, and strong play from Michael Vick, the Eagles have re-established themselves as a favorite in the NFC East and appear to be hitting their stride after a 1-4 start. 

The most optimistic of fans and even some players believed that the Eagles had found themselves in the second half of a week five loss to the Buffalo Bills. Any lingering doubts that the Eagles had turned a corner were put to rest in Sunday night’s 34-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Philadelphia has now won two in a row, both in pivotal NFC East division games, giving a renewed sense that this team can contend for a division title. It isn’t simply that they won those games, but the way in which they dismantled the Redskins and Cowboys with surgical precision that gives the impression that the Birds have salvaged their season after a woeful 1-4 start. Continue reading

Eagles Trounce Cowboys on Sunday Night Football by Lloyd Vance

It was pure dominance as the Eagles jumped back in the NFC East divisiional race with a rather “easy” 34-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys

In a total shocker, the Philadelphia Eagles took the “spurs” to the Dallas Cowboys in a dominating 34-7 win at Lincoln Financial Field.  The Eagles marched down the field on their opening drive and never looked back as they improved to 3-4 and are now squarely in the mix of the NFC East race.

The Eagles now are 13-0 after a bye under coach Andy Reid and snapped a five-game home losing streak  that dated to last season.  The most impressive part for the Birds had to be their dominance of the statistical scoreboard.  Philadelphia racked up 495 total yards and held the ball for 42:09 — Dallas only held the ball for a little less than 18 minutes.  And most importantly zero turnovers.

After the game, Dallas owner Jerry Jones said in the lockerroom after the humbling loss, “We just got beat tonight in every facet of the game by a good football team”. 

The stars of the game for the Eagles were QB Michael Vick, who threw two touchdown passes, DE Jason Babin (2 sacks), and of course emerging RB LeSean McCoy — a career-best 185 yards rushing and two TD’s in the big win.

After the game, Taking It to the House’s Lloyd Vance caught-up with Eagles TE Clay Harbor and DE Trent Cole to discuss the Birds rather “easy” win.

Clay Harbor

Trent Cole

— Lloyd Vance

2011 NFL Week 8: Eagles – Cowboys Preview by Lloyd Vance

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will lead his team into Lincoln Financial Field for a crucial NFC East battle with the “desperate” Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football


Dallas Cowboys (3-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-4), Sunday October 30th, 8:20 PM ET on NBC

Broadcast Team: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya (Field reporter)

The 101st meeting of the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, just like the ghosts and goblins of the Halloween, definitely will signal the official midway point of the 2011 NFL regular season.  Sunday Night Football will be back in Philly for a game that I am calling, “Something to Prove”.  The Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) have a chance to get back into the division race with a win and the Dallas Cowboys (3-3) want to show that they are now the kings of the NFC East.  The Cowboys lead the all-time series 56-44 and have won five of the last six meetings, including embarrasing Philadelphia in the 2009 NFL Playoffs Wildcard Round.  The hated Cowboys will be bringing Eagles’ fans public enemy number one, America’s new golden boy quarterback Tony Romo, so you better get your popcorn ready for a slugfest. Continue reading

Asante Samuel Launches Attack On Eagles Front Office by Matt Lombardo

After hearing his name mentioned in trade rumors prior to last week’s NFL trade deadline, Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel threw several venomous  jabs at the front office.

Asante Samuel isn’t happy, and he wants the world to know it.

The Eagles veteran cornerback was not thrilled when his name was bantered about at the trade deadline when Philadelphia sought to use him to upgrade personnel at either safety or linebacker. During the bye week he appeared on 97.5 The Fanatic (WPEN-FM) in Philadelphia and stirred the pot with comments voicing his frustration with how his situation was being handled by the organization. Continue reading

Eagles Keys To Beating Dallas: Limiting Jason Witten by Matt Lombardo

On Sunday night the Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC East game that is immensely important to both teams in the division race. As this heated rivalry is renewed, Taking It To The House will highlight one key to the Eagles winning the game each day until Sunday. Today, the Eagles ability to limit Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is put into focus. 

In recent years there hasn’t been one Dallas Cowboy player more apt at having big games against the Eagles than Jason Witten. Against an Eagles defense that seems built to choose whether to rush the passer effectively or stop the run, while not succeeding yet this season at doing both simultaneously, there may not be a more important player on the field Sunday night than Jason Witten. Slowing him down could make or break the Eagles efforts on defense. Continue reading

2011 Philadelphia Eagles Notebook: Ronnie Brown talks about his return

More video from after practice on 10/26/2011…. After a crazy couple of weeks where he was traded to the Detroit Lions for RB Jerome Harrison, then the whole thing was nullified, Eagles RB Ronnie Brown talked to the media in the team’s lockerroom

Even though it is Dallas Week, which usually causes some Eagles’ fans to get all worked up, one of the bigger stories of the Birds’ return from their bye was former 2010 first-rounder Brandon Graham returning from a knee injury that put him on the PUP List to start the season.  Graham talked to the media at his locker after practice on 10/26/2011


— Lloyd Vance