2011 Record: 8-8, Third In NFC East
Overall Series Record: 47-59
Record In Dallas: 20-35
Last Meeting In Dallas: Dec. 24, 2011; Eagles 20-7
Game Recap: The luster was taken out of the game early as the Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention via the Giants' win over the Jets. However, the Eagles steamrolled their division rival knocking quarterback Tony Romo out of the game early.
In: G Mackenzy Bernadeau, CB Brandon Carr, LB Dan Connor, QB Kyle Orton, S Brodney Pool, FB Lawrence Vickers
Out: TE Martellus Bennett, S Abram Elam, LB Bradie James, G Kyle Kosier, CB Terence Newman, WR Laurent Robinson
It just wouldn’t be Eagles-Cowboys without a primetime affair.
The Eagles travel to Dallas on a short week to kick off the month of December with a showdown that is just perfect for Sunday Night Football. This is a crucial matchup for the Eagles as it will be the last NFC East battle prior to the final two games of the year (Washington, at Giants).
The Eagles are 2-2 at Dallas since Cowboys Stadium opened in 2009. Of course, the two losses came on back-to-back weeks at the end of the 2009 season. The Eagles have quelled the ghosts of Texas Stadium and in fact nearly shut out the Cowboys in their meeting at Jerry’s World near the end of last season.
The two teams will have played each other just three weeks earlier and have a good understanding of what the other is bringing to the table. Then again, with Eagles-Cowboys, it doesn’t matter where the teams sit.
If the Eagles can win here, they will provide themselves a confidence boost heading into the final quarter of the season.