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No Guarantee? Eagles Doug Pederson Less Cocky About Cowboys Rematch

Two months ago, guaranteed that his Eagles would defeat the Cowboys in their Week 7 matchup in Dallas. But after that 37-10 loss, and ongoing struggles throughout 2019, Philadelphia's isn't sound so cocky headed into this Sunday's rematch.

Here was what Pederson had to say leading up to the first game:

“I know the sky is falling outside. It's falling and I get that and the fans are reeling just a little bit. We're going down to Dallas, our guys are gonna be ready to play. And we're gonna win that football game and when we do we're in first place in the .”

In the end, “going down to Dallas” proved to be the only accurate part of the statement.

Doug even tried to walk it back later in the week, saying he never guaranteed a victory. But most people outside of Philly can read well enough to know exactly what he said and meant.

With his Eagles now having lost four games in a row to Dallas in the , Pederson is singing a much different tune headed into Sunday's East showdown.

Since becoming Philadelphia's head coach in 2016, Pederson has just one meaningful victory against the Cowboys. It occurred in 2017 while was serving his .

The only other win came in the meaningless 2016 regular-season finale, and Dallas was leading that game at halftime before pulling its starters.

So yes, say what you want about , but he has owned Doug Pederson for the last four years.

Garrett's Cowboys can clinch the NFC East with a victory this Sunday. Even if the Eagles win, they still need a win or a Dallas loss in to secure the division title.

Clearly, Pederson is trying not to give the Cowboys any extra motivation as he did two months ago. But with stakes like these, Dallas shouldn't need it.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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