The Cowboys will be playing in their first Monday Night matchup against the division rival Philadelphia Eagles tonight at 7:20 PM CST. Both teams are currently sitting at (1-1) and the winner will take the first-place lead in the NFC East standings.
On paper, Dallas looks to be the better team as they have a lethal offense that can move up and down the field. They can pass as they did in week one or run the ball much like in week two but have shown they can win games both ways.
Before tonight’s game, let us discuss three Cowboys players who can give the team an edge.
Trevon Diggs has been everything the Cowboys hoped for when they selected him in the second round in last year’s draft. So far in his second season, he has shown his ball-hawk ability and coverage skills as he snagged interceptions in the first two games.
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When you have a big brother who is an All-pro receiver in Stefon Diggs and three number one receivers in Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup to go against every day it only makes you a better player.
He will have more opportunities to continue his success as he goes against a Philadelphia team that struggled to put up points. In Diggs’s two games against the Eagles, he has three interceptions, which he looks to add to that total when he steps on the field tonight.
Defensive end Randy Gregory returns to the lineup tonight as he missed last Sunday’s matchup against the Charger as he was on the Covid list. While he has yet to make an impact this season, many believe Gregory will have plenty of opportunities to make plays as left tackle Andre Dillard will be starting for the Eagles.
Dillard has somewhat been a bust and a liability on the Eagles offensive line that continues to have injuries issues as they will be without Brandon Brooks and Jordan Mailata.
If there was ever a time for Gregory to take advantage of a matchup, this will be the game to feast on a depleted Eagles offensive line. Gregory still has the talent and speed to get to the quarterback, we will see if he can use his abilities to help the Cowboys win tonight.