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Like it or not, the Cowboys Have Something to Learn from the Eagles

It was a painful season. Ever since the Cowboys were destroyed by the back in week 2, things didn't go as planned. We hoped our team would turn it around, but ultimately they didn't. Deep down, one can say we knew all along.

and were injured, was suspended, struggled and failed to become a dangerous threat.

Everything that could've gone wrong, went wrong.

And here we sit, with a 9-7 record, ready to watch the play in the . Just when all of thought things couldn't be worse, one of their biggest and most hated rivals will get to play in “The Big One.”

The -led Eagles still have to beat the -led Patriots to hold a Lombardi Trophy for the first time in franchise , but even if they lose, they were a very impressive football team in 2017.

What they did is remarkable.

As , there will always be something inside of us that makes us hate the Philadelphia Eagles. The fact that they're in our division should be more than enough. But while we may discuss whether Cowboys fans should be rooting for the Patriots or the Eagles, the truth is…

The Cowboys should learn from the Philadelphia Eagles.

For Dallas, it's always something. A tiny thing ends up being the reason why an entire football season goes to waste. At some point though, these stop being reasons and become just plain excuses.

Personally, as a young football fan, it's been a lifetime of unfulfilled promises justified by excuses.

And while we're all still mad about the NFL suspending the Cowboys' star over a simple accusation, the Eagles stepped up big time.

We lost Tyron Smith for some games, they lost for the year.

Sean Lee was injured for a few weeks, ruptured his Achilles tendon.

Philadelphia also overcame the loss of CB Ronald Darby, K Caleb Sturgis, RB , and DT .

One at a time, the Eagles overcame these and instead of just preaching the “next man up” mentality, they applied it better than any other team in the league.

Then took a huge (and maybe unnecessary) risk in versus the by diving into the end zone. An ACL to the then -front-runner changed the faith of the #1 seed in the … except it didn't.

Carson Wentz, Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz

Not even the loss of the Eagles' franchise stopped them from upsetting the Falcons and the Vikings in the to finally make it to Minnesota in February.

They were able to face adversity and punch it in the mouth every time they did. They were able to make adjustments and execute. Both players and coaches, they were able to step up when things got tough.

The Cowboys' went from great to below-average without Ezekiel Elliott, and Sean Lee's absence turned the into a terrible one.

It's not easy seeing one of the Cowboys' biggest rivals play in the Super Bowl. And knowing that Dallas should learn from them can make it a bit tougher. But at the end of the day, they schooled the Cowboys.

The Eagles taught the Cowboys a lesson that hopefully, will get this franchise to try harder.

Mauricio Rodriguez
Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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Jamminn

Yea like hire a real coach not a washed up 3rd string QB who don’t know how to adjust his plays and draw up something from this century

Travis Diggs

Go back to last off season, the eagles treated off season like a team on the cusp while the cowboys acted as if they were already there. Outside of a decent draft class we did absolutely nothing in free agency(how did Paea, Carroll, and Bell work out?). While on the other hand, Philly also had a good draft class but they went out and got Alshon, Smith, Robinson, and traded for Darby, Jernigan, and Ajayi. Jerry’s arrogance as usual sets us apart. Every year you must upgrade, no time for getting comfortable. When will this team act like like theirs a sense of urgency. Jeffery Lurie put the pieces around Wentz to succeed. Jerry didnt do it for Romo now be’s doing it to Dak. Sometimes i hate being a cowboys fan

Adam Googs

It’s not fantasy football, we can’t just go out and sign whoever we want due to our cap situation. You’re not wrong, but it’s not as simple as signing/trading for a few players and all of a sudden things will work out. For this team, it’s all about better coaching.

Travis Diggs

Just last year we were criticizing Doug Peterson as a in game adjustment coach, year later he’s probably the coach of the year. Wasn’t jason garrett the coach of the year last year?? It’s not fantasy football but at the same time you have to build your team like you’ve never been there(which we haven’t) is exactly why we continue to fail as a franchise. It’s not a coincidence that Chris Long and Patrick Robinson both came to Dallas for a free agency visit but both chose to go to Philadelphia. Think about it Adam.

TiredProgrammer

Sorry, but Garrett has shown that he is not able to actually ‘LEARN’ anything! He should have been fired several years ago.

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