Today’s battle between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles is more than a game to determine who will be leading the NFC East. It’s also a battle that could decide who carries an advantage into week 17. In a strange twist of fate, the Cowboys will host a week 17 game against the Eagles.
If we go back over the course of the past two seasons, we’ll notice the Cowboys have lost de-facto division championship games two years running in week 17. It’s those types of games that have cursed Tony Romo’s tenure in Dallas, and there’s a very good chance he’ll be subjected to another high-stakes game to close out the season. That, however, is a story for another day.
Chip Kelly’s offense and the rivalry between the Eagles and Cowboys will take most of the post-game headlines, but today’s game will likely be determined by the defenses playing the game.
For the Eagles, there’s a relatively simple formula for beating the Cowboys. Tony Romo is the beginning and end of the Cowboy’s o...