ARLINGTON, Texas The Eagles and Cowboys had been hurtling down their own bumpy paths toward a primetime date for a while, finally colliding Sunday at the crossroads of crushing disappointment and wildly overrated.
If we are being honest, it felt more like a game of "incompetence chicken" than an NFL contest.
Eagles: We fumbled away a chance to win.
Cowboys: You think that is bad? We gave up a 98-yard kickoff return in the final minute to give y'all a chance.
Eagles: Well, our coach is so bleeping fired.
Cowboys: So is ours. Well, he likely is.
If the Cowboys had lost Sunday, coach Jason Garrett almost certainly loses his job at season's end and possibly sooner. Why he lives to coach another day is a 38-33 victory against a broken and deflated Eagles team that was more fortuitous than deserved. And I find this confounding.
How can beating Philly save anything?
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