I'm sitting here in South Jersey,(home of the Eagles, unfortunately,) wearing my Dallas cap,(the difference between me and Eagles fan's is I support my team even when they lose.) That game was painful to watch. It was a blowout that has not happened all season or ever under Garrett. I know I need to avoid newspapers and especially the radio all week because they will do nothing but gloat over this win and pretend they didn't say anything of the things they said in the past month. For example they'll try to pretend the fans never turned their backs on them, that they never called for Reid's firing or that Castillo has no clue what he's doing.
So what happened, besides the obvious that it was a one-sided blowout game? Well, Rob Ryan had a game plan that didn't work at all. He thought if you eliminated the deep threat you could win the game. So, the Eagles used short passes up the middle the Cowboys left open. The problem here is Ryan can normally adjust on the fly when his original plan doesn't work. Here, he seemed to have no back-up plan. My guess is that conversation he had with Ware on the sideline was Ware asking for Plan B. There wasn't one. Although the defense did stop them in the fourth quarter, finally, it was too little too late.
The offense, I don't even know how to explain that. They didn't seem to know what to do or how to do it. All those playmakers and no plays. But I keep my head up for a few reasons. The Eagles have been so inconsistent all year Ryan probably didn't know which team to prepare for. Kinda like the Giants sometimes you want to ask, "Will the real Giants please stand up." Ryan has two games coming up against them. My guess is he will have a plan no matter which team shows up those two days. They get a rematch against Philadelphia. We have to wait till the second to last game of the season to see it. But I bet that awful taste will still be in their mouth for that rematch and they will be out for blood. Garrett will not let this team hang their heads and give up, he's not that kind of coach. Even when he knew the play-offs were out of reach last year he told that team they still owed it to their fans to go out their and play the best football they can play for the rest of the season.
In closing, my final reason to not let this get me down. Although this is kinda pessimistic. It may all be moot anyway. At this point I don't see anyone taking Green Bay out. They probably will fulfill their promise of a repeat this year. They are the only undeafeated NFL team, although a close win against the Vikings had to be a little scary for them. However I think any NFC team's road will go through, and end, at Green Bay. So it may all be moot anyway but don't count Dallas down and out. They will head back to Dallas regroup, rethink, and replan. I don't see either team going to the Super Bowl I think that will be Green Bay. But I think the Cowboys will correct the mistakes they made so there will be a lot of correcting. But I believe they will come back strong and give us a good show. So keep your heads up.