By the Numbers: Eagles Fall to Cowboys

Just in case you weren't convinced before, it's officially panic time for the Philadelphia Eagles. After Nov. 11's 38-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Birds chances at a playoff run this year are on the verge of being completely gone. Let’s take a look at the loss by the numbers.

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Just in case you weren't convinced before, it's officially panic time for the Philadelphia Eagles. After Sunday's 38-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Birds chances at a playoff run this year are on the verge of being completely gone. Let’s take a look at the loss by the numbers.
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Just in case you weren't convinced before, it's officially panic time for the Philadelphia Eagles. After Sunday's 38-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Birds chances at a playoff run this year are on the verge of being completely gone. Let’s take a look at the loss by the numbers.
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Things started out well for the Birds. Michael Vick connected with Riley Cooper for a 2-yard TD pass on the opening drive. It was the first time the Eagles scored on the opening drive of a game all season.
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Vick left the game with a concussion after suffering a brutal hit by Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims. Vick may have been injured on the previous play when he was driven from behind head-first into the ground by tackle Jay Ratliff. Vick finished the game 6 for 9 with 70 yards and one touchdown. His injury set the stage for…
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Rookie QB Nick Foles in his first regular season start of his career. Things looked good for the rookie early on. He hit Jeremy Maclin in the 3rd quarter with a 44-yard touchdown, giving the Birds a 14-10 lead. Things took a turn for the worse in the 4th however.
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Foles’ inexperience began to show and the Dallas D stepped up their game. Foles finished 22 for 32 for 219 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
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Tony Romo played well despite constant pressure from the Eagles D. He finished the game 19 of 26 for 209 yards, with two touchdowns.
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Cowboys Wide Receiver Dwayne Harris arguably had the play of the game. With the score tied 17-17, Harris returned a punt for 78 yards and gave the Cowboys the lead.
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Cowboys Cornerback Brandon Carr picked off a Nick Foles pass and ran 47 yards for a touchdown, giving the Cowboys a 31-17 lead in the 4th. At that point, frustrated Eagles fans began to head for the exits.
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5 is the big number for the Birds. With Sunday’s loss, they’ve now lost five games in a row, the first time they’ve done so in the Andy Reid era. And with the chances at a playoff spot looking slimmer than ever, one has to wonder if that era will soon be over.
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