The Dallas Cowboys bounced back from their Week 5 loss to the Denver Broncos 5 with a 31-16 drubbing of the Washington Redskins last week, a sign that the “moral victory” Jerry Jones asked them to take wasn’t sufficient. This week the Cowboys hope to their march toward a winning record by traveling to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in a showdown of 3-3 teams. The Eagles are technically superior on the stat-line rankings, but with Eagles QB Michael Vick taking the week off and Dallas QB Tony Romo finding his rhythm, all bets may be off as you watch Cowboys vs Eagles online free streaming using one of several different methods. And let’s not even bother talking about the defenses, OK?
The story out of Philadelphia this season has been all about the Eagles’ offense. First-year head coach Chip Kelly brought his high-octane offensive scheme to the NFL from the University of Oregon, and it’s surprisingly delivered at the professional level. Through five weeks, the Eagles have the top-ranked rushing game, ninth-ranked passing game and third-ranked overall offense in the NFL. Those figures have been led by quarterback Michael Vick, who’s gone 71-132 for 1,185 yards and 5 TDs under first-year coach Kelly. But Vick’s not playing in today’s Cowboys / Eagles game, having pulled himself from today’s game due to an injured hamstring.
Eagles backup QB Nick Foles will get the start against the Cowboys, and if his past fill-in duties are any indication, the Eagles may not miss a beat. Foles has a mean down-field touch, which is frankly something you don’t often see from Vick. That means that in addition to running the fast-hitting plays for which the Eagles are now becoming known, Foles will force the Cowboys defense to adjust their game plan.
As NFL fans watch Cowboys vs Eagles online free streaming, though, they’ll be closely watching what the other quarterback, Tony Romo, does on offense. Although he has a polarizing reputation, Romo has had an impressive outing so far this season, going 153-218 for 1,693 yards and 14 touchdowns. Those figures are good enough for the sixth spot in the NFL’s quarterback rankings, which doesn’t even list Michael Vick or Nick Foles other than a “moving up” reference to the Eagles’ starting QB for Week 7.
You’ll notice we haven’t talked much about defense. There’s a reason: both teams’ defensive units stink. The Cowboys currently have the NFL’s 30th-ranked defense, which is remarkably a hair better than the Eagles’ 32nd-ranked D. The Cowboys this week also released four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, though it’s not likely to make much of a difference, as he was already on the reserve/physically unable to perform list due to a hamstring injury. We only bring that up because if the release of a non-active player is the week’s biggest news on defense, there’d better be reasons to celebrate the offense.
And with both the Cowboys and the Eagles, that’s very much the case. The current prediction by computers is that the Cowboys will win 31-24, although the official point spread is calling for a much closer game. Close or not, though, when you watch Cowboys vs Eagles online free streaming, perhaps on DirecTV if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package (subscription required), the Dallas / Philadelphia game is likely to be a high-scoring affair. That’s generally what happens when two good offenses go up against two lousy defenses.