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Cowboys vs Eagles: The good, the bad, and the ugly from Week 14

Name one good, one bad and one ugly thing from Sunday night’s Cowboys win

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What a game! The Dallas Cowboys got a little payback against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football in prime time. The 33-13 victory over their division rival was one of the more complete and dominant wins for them so far this season and now puts them in the running to win the NFC East, however, it won't be easy.

To win the NFC East the Cowboys will need to win out the rest of the regular season and hope the Eagles lose a game. That could be wishful thinking considering Philadelphia has one of the easiest schedules remaining to close out the season and Dallas still has some tough games ahead of them. With a little luck though things can still work out.

Today, we are going to take a look back at the Cowboys Week 14 victory over the Eagles to identify the good, the bad, and the ugly from this matchup in the hopes of learning something that could help them down the road.


THE GOOD - Brandon "Mr. Automatic" Aubrey

Brandon Aubrey has become somewhat a secret, not so secret, weapon for the Cowboys this season. He was a perfect four of four on field goals Sunday night against the Eagles, splitting the uprights from 60, 59, 45, and 50 yards. In doing so, he remains a perfect 30 of 30 on field goal attempts this season. He also made history against the Eagles by being the first kicker to make two FGs in the same game from 59+ yards. Considering how he pretty much came out of nowhere to having the success he's having this year it's pretty amazing to see what he's been able to accomplish. Hopefully it continues.


THE BAD - Johnathan Hankins' injury

Unfortunately, the Cowboys didn't escape unscathed despite their dominant and impressive Week 14 victory over their division rival, the Eagles. Sadly, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins exited the game early and was carted to the locker room with what has now been diagnosed as a high ankle sprain. He was seen walking the sidelines in uniform after being carted off so it is believed that it could be on the mild side, which is hopefully the case. Any amount of time he could be sidelined would be a pretty significant blow to Dallas' run defense. Mazi Smith and others may need to step up.


THE UGLY - The way the Cowboys made the Eagles look

Offensively, defensively, and special teams the Cowboys completely dominated the Eagles in the Week 14 rematch/grudge match. Philadelphia looked nothing like the team that up until this matchup had only lost two games on the season. Dallas had them almost completely out of sorts in all three phases of the game and clearly played/looked like the better team Sunday night in prime time. If the Eagles continue to play like that they may lose their grip on the NFC East title, but considering their remaining schedule they are still probably the favorites to win the division despite Dallas' recent dominant victory.

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