Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/10/12

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08: Trent Cole #58 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after he sacked Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Before the season started, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent Cole was asked if his unit, which notched a league-best 50 sacks last year, was capable of getting 60 this season. "We can get as many as we want," the two-time Pro Bowler said confidently. Maybe that ultimately will be the case, but through the first five games, sacks have been hard to come by for the Eagles (3-2). They've got just seven heading into Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions (1-3). They're getting plenty of pressure on opposing quarterbacks -- their 88 hurries are 31 more than they had last year after five games. But sacks have been a different story. They haven't had any in the past two games. It's the first time the Eagles have gone back-to-back games without a sack since 2008. It has been 94 consecutive pass plays -- a game-time span of 138:50 -- since the Eagles were able to drag down a quarterback. Quarterbacks have been taking shorter drops and getting the ball out quicker against them...
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