The Cowboys lost to San Francisco in their opening game of the 2014 NFL season. However, it wasn’t the defense that was the problem. Here are the Cowboys team grades for the opening day loss.
The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers open their 2014 NFL season against each other on Sunday, Sept. 7, in a game with an afternoon kickoff time.
The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2013 NFL season with second worst defense of all time, just falling short of the ineptitude of the 2012 New Orleans Saints.
The Philadelphia Eagles have released wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
A season of transition brought a new coach with a breath of fresh air and a new identity as a team. There were adjustments along the way as Chip Kelly adjusted to life as an NFL coach after serving an entire career at the college level, but his players bought in to the mentality Kelly introduced to them and fought their way to an NFC East division title few saw coming before the season started.
A last-second field goal by Shayne Graham brought an end to the first season of the Chip Kelly era as the Saints left Philadelphia with a 26-24 victory in the NFC Wild Card playoff. The time for season-long evaluations will come over the coming week, but for now let’s take a quick look at how the Eagles performed in this game.
The Philadelphia Eagles will need their defensive secondary to be on their toes this weekend with Drew Brees leading the New Orleans Saints in to town with a monster of a passing offense. Fortunately for the Eagles, the defensive backfield is getting healthier in time for the playoffs.
The Dallas Cowboys secured second place in the NFC East with a week 17 loss to Philadelphia. They also sealed their opponents for 2014.
Drew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.
Nick Foles and Kyle Orton were backup quarterbacks when the season began. Now, they’re starters in Sunday’s showdown to determine the NFC East.
The Cowboys’ other two NFC East foes beat them in a division-title-or-bust showdown to close the past two regular seasons, and their hopes of avoiding the same fate Sunday night against the visiting Eagles will depend heavily on Kyle Orton instead of Romo.
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