2011 Philadelphia Eagles Notebook: December 20th Practice

Desperation will be in the air at Cowboys Stadium this Saturday as the Eagles (6-8) and Cowboys (6-8) renew their heated rivalry.  In preparation for the game, Taking It to the House’s Matt Lomabardo stopped by the Eagles’ Nova Care Complex on Tuesday December 20th and record this lockerroom interview footage

 

Eagles LB Brian Rolle talks about the challenge of facing the Cowboys

 

Eagles CB Joselio Hanson talks about the possibility of increased playing time due to Asante Samuel’s injured hamstring

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