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Is The Offense As Good As It Looked Sunday?

                     Can any offense look as good as 522 total yards, 28 first downs, eight of 14 third-down conversions and 38 points every week? No way. The Eagles run into a much better defense Monday night in Dallas against the Cowboys, one that has ... [Click for more](/news/article-1/the-burning-question/84D43299-A770-4A9A-9302-2FA9ED2EC211)   

In The Spotlight

Take a look back at the memorable games between the Eagles and the Cowboys over the years at Texas Stadium ...Read more ...

Former NFL player and current Sirius NFL Radio analyst Ross Tucker breaks down the Eagles-Cowboys matchup in our Other View ...

Hot Shot

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Steven Jackson never got rolling on Sunday as the Eagles held the All-Pro running back to just 40 yards on 14 carries.

3 Questions With...

LB Stewart Bradley

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Bradley: "(Defensive coordinator) Jimmie (Johnson) had a great plan for the game. Getting pressure on the quarterback and just keeping our game plan in tact and their offense off the field."

Bradley: "It was OK. Fourth quarter, for a little bit, the system kind of broke down so some of it was a little funky but it seemed to run smoothly."

Bradley: "I was coming through the A-gap and I figured the quarterback was dropping back and I tried to make a move and try to get home."

Stat Speak

Here are some more nuggets from the win over the Rams:

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The Last Four For #5 ... Over his last four starts dating back to last season, QB Donovan McNabb has completed 65% of his passes (97-150) for 1,117 yards (294.3 yards per game) with 8 touchdowns and just one interception. His QB rating over that span is 103.7. The Eagles are 4-0 in those games.

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On The Flip Side ... Speaking of the last four games, the Eagles defense has limited their opponents to a 12.5% conversion rate on 3rd down (6 for 48) during that span.

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Perfect Protection ... The Eagles offensive line did not surrender a sack in 39 pass attempts in yesterday's win vs. St. Louis. The Eagles last achieved that feat (no sacks, 39 attempts) on 11/20/05 at NY Giants, which was the club's most pass attempts while not surrendering a sack since 11/5/00 vs. Dallas (0 sacks, 41 attempts) ... By the way, the Eagles opened their third consecutive season with the same starting offensive line (LT Tra Thomas, LG Todd Herremans, C Jamaal Jackson, RG Shawn Andrews, and RT Jon Runyan).

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Action Jackson ... DeSean Jackson's 8-97 performance on punt returns vs. the Rams tied him for 2nd on the Eagles all-time list for most punt returns in a game and placed him 5th in punt return yards in a game.

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Ram Stew ... New starting MLB Stewart Bradley set a career-high with a team-best 13 tackles vs. the Rams, including a sack of Marc Bulger and another tackle for a loss.

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Sav-ing The Best For Last ... Sav Rocca has downed 27 of his 77 career punts inside the 20 yard line (35.1% average), topping the Eagles all-time list among punters with at least 50 career boots. Jeff Feagles is ranked 2nd with a 32.7 % average (106/324).

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Birdseed ... The Eagles forced the Rams to punt after each of their first 10 possessions of the game ... Greg Lewis' 100-yard receiving game vs. the Rams was his first since September 23, 2000, when he was a sophomore at Illinois. Lewis caught 4 of Kurt Kittner's passes that night for 107 yards in a 35-31 loss to visiting Michigan ... Eagles DT Dan Klecko recorded a sack in his first game as an Eagle, while making a key block as a fullback on Tony Hunt's one-yard TD run.

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