Despite a better-than-expected performance by Eagles rookie QB Nick Foles and another O.J. Simpson tribute by running back Bryce Brown, the Dallas Cowboys rode the confusion in the Philly secondary all the way to the end of the line. TE Jason Witten was the main connection for Tony Romo. When not making key blocks, he was making key receptions. The Eagles had no answer for covering Witten.
Whenever Dallas needed a big drive-sustaining play, there was Witten.
I don't know what the exact coverage was supposed to be on Witten. I suspect the LB's were supposed to drop back at least 10 yards whenever Witten released from the LOS. I guess they should have kept dropping back 5 yards more.
Witten ended up with 6 receptions for 108 yards. Each reception seemed like a critical drive extender.
Dez Bryant will get the glory, but Witten set up the opportunities.The Cowboys (6-6) trailed 27-24 when Romo led an 86-yard drive that was sparked...