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Season Preview: Week 8 At Cowboys


The Eagles head to AT&T Stadium with hopes of repeating what they were able to do there last season.

On the Eagles' first drive of overtime, Sam Bradford connected with Jordan Matthews over the middle, and Matthews did the rest, streaking down the field and into the end zone to give the Eagles the win. After scoring, Matthews threw the ball as far as he could into the stands. It's uncertain as to whether or not it ever landed.

The Eagles are 5-3 all time at "Jerry World" and have won three straight contests at Dallas' home stadium. In those three games, the Eagles have had some very strong offensive showings, scoring an average of 30 points, including 33 points in each of the last two wins.

Things will be a little bit different for the Eagles this time around. Last year's road matchup with Dallas featured DeMarco Murray's first return to Big D as a member of the visiting team. Murray racked up 161 total yards and a touchdown in that meeting, but fellow running back Ryan Mathews also had a very nice game for the Eagles, averaging over 6.1 yards per carry and scoring a touchdown of his own. Murray is now in Tennessee and Mathews currently projects to get the bulk of the carries this time around.

Last year's meeting in Dallas also provided the biggest moment of Jordan Hicks' rookie season, as he stepped in front of a pass and ran it back 67 yards for a touchdown, even further endearing himself to the Philadelphia fans.

What will be the defining moment of this year's road matchup? We'll have to wait until Week 8, the day before Halloween, under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football to find out.

Dallas Cowboys
Key Additions Key Losses
RB Ezekiel Elliott G Mackenzy Bernadeau
G Joe Looney QB Matt Cassel
DE Benson Mayowa DE Greg Hardy
RB Alfred Morris DB Danny McCray
DE Cedric Thornton DE Jeremy Mincey
QB Dak Prescott RB Robert Turbin

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