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Philadelphia Eagles Help Dallas Cowboys Win in Playoffs



Now I want you all to understand before further reading what I have to say.  I believe that this Dallas Cowboys team is the best we’ve seen in years.  From top to bottom they are hands down one of the best teams in the league.  I believe that Tony Romo and Wade Phillips have finally got over the hump and this team is ready to be a dominating team for years to come.

Last night the Cowboys played brilliantly on every level.  Their heart, talent, and intensity were unmatched by a good Philadelphia Eagles team.  I do believe though, that the Eagles beat themselves before the game even started.  There was a significant series of events that pissed off the Cowboys and I plan to recap them today.  So without further ado, here is how the Eagles beat themselves:

Spitting on the Star— Eagles blogger Dave Spadaro felt that he needed to video tape a voyage onto the field and spit on the Dallas Cowboys Star.  An emblem that has seen it’s share of abuse but is one of the most respected in the league.  The minute he did that he incited a riot.  That idiot did more damage than he expected, firing up a Dallas Cowboys Team that has Super potential.

DeSean Twitters— DeSean Jackson has been virtually shut down by emerging cornerback Mike Jenkins.  This week DeSean Jackson thought it would be appropriate to talk trash on the team that had previously shut him down 2 times already.  Jackson said that Mike Jenkins had never shut him down and the Eagles were going to Sting the 'Boys.  Didn’t work! Instead it warned Dallas to sharpen their stingers and they stung.

McNabb Dancing— Walking onto the field last night, McNabb—cocky as ever—felt it appropriate to start dancing and jump at and scare a fan on the other side of the glass.  It was McNabb who started laughing and took it all as a game.  Well McNabb? We have the last laugh.  Game Over.

We’ll be back with a full break down and analysis of this game as well as the matchup with Minnesota next Sunday at noon.

  • Bryson Treece

    All I can say is that Karma is indeed a bitch. That spitting incident happened before the week 17 game, so since that happened the Cowboys have shut them out, and blown them out. You just can't do that kind of stuff in the NFL, it always comes back to bite you in the ass.

  • Spencer

    I think McNabb's pregame antics belied his fear of that game. That video of his air guitar moves seemed to me like someone who needed to pretend that he was loose. It was staged. He was afraid, as was soon evidenced by his on-field play.

    • dcnation

      I agree. Even Aikman and Buck commented about how nervous he looked because he did that coming out of the locker room. I think that was the biggest indicator of just how big of a game that was for them, the fact they were as nervous and had so much pressure to win based on the two regular season games against Dallas.

  • mr cod 23/chitown

    Great article. Revenge is a bitch, and they got fucked!
    C u next year ieegals!

    • Bryson Treece

      It makes me wonder exactly what next year will be like between Dallas and Philly. I mean, you know there will be personnel changes in Philly based on the way that they were handled by Dallas.

  • drew

    yeah boy we did the dancing that night…we DANCED all over there ass and sent em packin. Good bye lil buddy!

  • Bryson Treece

    And for my favorite moment of the game—The fans in Cowboys Stadium singing loudly, "Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye!" That was priceless.

  • kevinjax

    I watched Andy Reid's Monday press conference. And I've seen a lot of coaches lie and/or deflect questions because they aren't exactly sure what they're going to do, but it looked to me like McNabb may be gone next year. They like Vick and Kolb.

    • Bryson Treece

      I didn't happen to watch it, but I seriously doubt that's going to be the case. McNabb is a comfortable fit in Philly, and he's still good at what he does. They lost this year because their rushing attack fell wayward and their defense just couldn't hold up when the rush-less offense was three-and-out repeatedly.

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Xavier Woods, the Real Reason Cowboys Didn’t Pursue Tyrann Mathieu?

Brian Martin



Cowboys Have Their Version of Tryann Mathieu in Xavier Woods?

It's not uncommon for Dallas Cowboys fans to zero in on certain free agents in hopes that they will bring their talents to America's Team. In fact, just about any "big name" player to hit the open market is often linked to the Cowboys in some way or another. That was the case when the Arizona Cardinals decided to move on from Tyrann Mathieu.

Once Tyrann Mathieu became available, Cowboys fans immediately wanted to see him with a star on his helmet. But, despite the fans petitioning, the Cowboys brass seemed to show almost zero interest in the former Cardinal.

The decision to not pursue Tyrann Mathieu certainly didn't sit well with a lot of Cowboys Nation, but I think it was the right decision.

Despite Mathieu's perceived talents and youth (he's just 25), the Cowboys weren't interested in paying the price to bring him to Dallas, especially since they already have a similar player on their roster.

Xavier Woods

Dallas Cowboys DB Xavier Woods

It may sound crazy, but I think the real reason the Dallas Cowboys didn't show much interest in Tyrann Mathieu is because of Xavier Woods.

I honestly believe Xavier Woods and Tyrann Mathieu have a similar skill set. Both players are little undersized to be a full-time safety in the NFL, but each of them have the versatility to play several different roles in the secondary.

Mathieu may have been listed as a safety on the Arizona Cardinals roster, and now the Houston Texans, but the truth is he played mostly out of the nickel/slot in his professional and collegiate career. That is where he is at his best, and the same can be said about Xavier Woods.

As a rookie, Xavier Woods showed his versatility with the Dallas Cowboys by playing a variety of different roles in the secondary. His versatility was one of the reasons the Cowboys decided to trade up in last year's draft to acquire his services.

His name might not carry the same kind of weight as Tyrann Mathieu right now around the league or amongst NFL fans, but I don't think Xavier Woods is that much of a drop off talent wise.

Xavier Woods

Dallas Cowboys DB Xavier Woods (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Personally, I believe Mathieu is starting to decline a little as a player. I think injuries are starting to take a toll on his play, although it may be minimal. I actually prefer Xavier Woods' upside, especially when you take into account the difference in salaries between the two.

Surprisingly enough, Xavier Woods might just have been more productive in 2017 then Mathieu. Woods started just four games and finished the season with 42 tackles, three passes defensed, and one interception. Mathieu on the other hand started all 16 games and accumulated 78 tackles, one quarterback sack, one forced fumble, and two interceptions.

As you can see, Xavier Woods was almost just as productive as Mathieu in nearly a third of the playing time. What's even more impressive about this is that Woods accomplish this as a rookie.

Of course, all of this is speculation, but I for one am not all that upset the Dallas Cowboys missed out on Tyrann Mathieu. I'm willing to bet on Xavier Woods being able to do everything Mathieu can and at a fraction of the cost.

Were the Cowboys right not to pursue Tyrann Mathieu?

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Free Agent CB Orlando Scandrick Joining Washington Redskins

Jess Haynie



Orlando Scandrick

Just two days after being released by the Dallas Cowboys, cornerback Orlando Scandrick has found a new home in the nation's capitol. After 10 seasons in Dallas, Scandrick is signing with the rival Washington Redskins.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Redskins and Orlando Scandrick have agreed to a 2-year deal worth a max value of $10M, source said. From Dallas to a rival.

By joining Washington after leaving Dallas, Scandrick follows in the footsteps of many ex-Cowboys: Terrell McClain, Jason Hatcher, Stephen Bowen, and even Deion Sanders to name a few.

Last week, Orlando reportedly requested his release from Dallas. It was widely expected that he would be a salary cap casualty anyway, though, and especially with the young stockpile of cornerbacks the Cowboys currently have.

Dallas has three young corners they believe in with Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, and Anthony Brown. There is also talk that Byron Jones could be moving back to CB next year.

Scandrick, 31, will get to stay in the NFC East and now cover some of his former teammates. Give the reportedly salary, he should at least be the slot corner for Washington next year if not a starter.

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Upgrading the Offensive Line Cowboys Top Offseason Priority?

Brian Martin



Upgrading Offensive Line Cowboys Top Offseason Priority?

Despite the displeasure by the majority of fans, the Dallas Cowboys continue to hold things close to the vest with their approach to free agency. It's definitely not the most popular approach and tends to drive fans crazy, but things could start heating up now that the free-agent market is starting to settle.

Looking from the outside in, we can only speculate as to which positions the Dallas Cowboys may prioritize in free agency and in the draft that matter. Earl Thomas and the safety position has been the most popular topic of discussion throughout the free agency process, but it looks as if the Cowboys are narrowing their focus on upgrading and adding depth to their offensive line.

Marcus Martin

Free-agent C/OG Marcus Martin

This is just speculation of course, but it's based on the fact that the Cowboys are rumored to be bringing in free-agent offensive lineman Marcus Martin and Cameron Fleming. And on top of that, it was announced that two of the Dallas Cowboys 30 pre-draft visitors are also offensive lineman, Will Hernandez, who is popular among Cowboys fans already, and offensive tackle Kolton Miller.

I don't know about you, but it looks as if the Dallas Cowboys are certainly focused in on upgrading the offensive line. This absolutely makes sense after what they went through last season with the carousel at the left guard position and Tyron Smith's struggles to stay healthy.

More than anything, the Cowboys need OL depth heading into the 2018 season. There is only really one spot up for grabs at left guard, but the depth across the OL is absolutely depleted unless you want to rely on Chaz Green again.

This is where Marcus Martin and Cameron Fleming make a lot of sense. Marcus Martin has the versatility to play center and guard, and has done so already in his NFL career. He could compete for the starting LG position, but if nothing else, could replace Joe Looney as the backup C/OG.

Cameron Fleming could be the more important of the two free agents the Cowboys are rumored to be interested in. At the worst, Fleming would be an upgrade as the swing tackle, something he's done with the New England Patriots throughout his career. But, he could compete to become the starting right tackle, which would kick La'el Collins back inside to left guard.

That's all speculation right now, but the Dallas Cowboys would do what's best for the entire team in order to get the right starting five offensive lineman on the field.

Kolton Miller

Cowboys Rookie prospect OT Kolton Miller

The same can be said about rookies Will Hernandez and Kolton Miller. Hernandez would likely be a plug-and-play left guard if he ended up being the Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick. That would keep the offensive line from shuffling and hopefully solidify the unit for years to come.

Kolton Miller on the other hand would be a lot like the Cameron Fleming situation mentioned above. He can probably tackle on the left or right side the NFL, although some draft analysts believe he will struggle as a LT at the next level.

Of course, there is no way of knowing how much interest the Dallas Cowboys have any of these players right now. But to me, it looks as if upgrading the offensive line is certainly one of their top priorities this offseason.

Is upgrading the OL the Dallas Cowboys top offseason priority?

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