Cowboys Face Wildcard Fight

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Tony Romo threw for 400-plus yards against Washington last week. Image courtesy of bleacherreport.com/Jeff Gross/Getty Images
The fact Philadelphia could set its longest losing streak in 44 years at the end of this game says it all about how the Eagles season has gone from bad to worse after a promising start. Even a Monday Night Football match-up against Carolina – a team with an even worse record than Philly – couldn’t snap the Eagles out of their downward spiral.

Both the Eagles and Cowboys have had plenty of injuries to deal with this season, but at least Dallas still has the playoffs to aim for. Dallas won the previous match-up between the teams this season 38-23 in Week 10, but Philadelphia has a remarkably good record in Texas, having won eight of the last 12 regular season clashes between the teams in the Lone Star State.

Tony Romo threw for a career-high 441 yards and three touchdowns last week, but it was all for nought as Washington skinned the Cowboys 38-31 on Thanksgiving Day. He’s now lost all three games where he has topped the 400-yard passing mark. Michael Vick is likely to sit out for the third straight game due to a concussion, so Nick Foles gets another chance. He first replaced Vick midway through the loss to the Cowboys.

One shining light in the Eagles loss to the Panthers earlier this week was running back Bryce Brown who made the most of his first NFL start running for 178 yards and two TDs. LeSean McCoy is uncertain for this game after also suffering a concussion. The Cowboys may get back their main man in the backfield, DeMarco Murray, who returned to practice this week after missing the past six games with a sprained right foot. The Cowboys have the worst ground game in the league, averaging just 78.7 yards rushing per game. 

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