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The comparisons are hilarious.But you don’t need stats to know that Prescott and the Cowboys offense are struggling this year and were always going to. You don’t need to watch them play. You don’t even need to know who is on the Cowboys offense. All you need to know is the way that Prescott and the Cowboys offense were talked about.This offseason was billed as creating a “Dak friendly offense.” Right then and there you knew Dallas was in trouble. When new phrases are coined in the NFL Malcolm Jenkins Jersey , it’s not a good sign.Nick Foles had a season like no one had ever seen before in 2013. Rather than treat it like the outlier it was, it was rationalized into Foles becoming something that he wasn’t by being talked about like no one had ever talked before. “Pro Bowl MVP” became nearly synonymous with Foles while the award would never come up when discussing one of his predecessors, or his co-MVP, as Foles won the award for offensive player in the first year the award was split (it was Derrick Johnson). “27-2”, his touchdown to interception ratio, was an even greater rallying cry. It was a hugely impressive record, but it was just a record, not a talent. No other QB has his TD/INT ratio used as the be all and end all, not even when it was greater than Foles’, as was the case with Tom Brady’s 28-2 in 2016. Not too long into the 2014 season, it was clear that the hype on Foles was nothing more than hype.It’s a similar situation in Dallas. The “Dak friendly offense” stinks. It was inevitable. The implication that the 2017 Cowboys offense Cheap Fletcher Cox Jersey , almost entirely the same players and coaches as the 2016 Cowboys offense that had Prescott looking like a star quarterback, was somehow holding him back was preposterous. As were the moves that were made to make the offense more “Dak friendly”: Allen Hurns, who had one good season three years ago; Tavon Austin, who’s never had a good season; Deonte Thompson, a 29 year old journeyman鈥?these are not moves to create a playoff team. It wasn’t the Cowboys fault that both Jason Witten and James Hanna would retire, but it was their fault that Witten was 35 last year and because every move by the Cowboys is for the present season that they had nobody waiting in the wings to replace him.And then they doubled down. Already deciding that they were going to use their first round pick on a wide receiver (which is a problem on its own), they used it to trade for Amari Cooper. Jerry Jones has publicly committed to signing Dak Prescott to an extension. Maybe they’ll bring in a new coach, or a new offensive coordinator. They’ll certainly spend money in free agency.None of it will matter if it’s to continue to make a “Dak friendly offense” rather than an actual good offense. Are the Philadelphia Eagles truly back? Or did they just beat up on a garbage Giants team in Week 6?The reigning Super Bowl champions have an opportunity to answer those questions with their performance against the Carolina Panthers today. It’d be pretty frustrating to see the Eagles backslide into being the mistake-ridden group they were earlier at times this season. On the other hand, it’d be pretty encouraging to see the Eagles beat the Panthers and advance to 4-3. Carolina isn’t a dominant team by any means but they’re a quality opponent. The Eagles getting a win over them would be a legitimate notch in their belt.The feeling here is that the Eagles’ Week 6 win over the Giants wasn’t just about New York being bad.

Philadelphia deserves credit for getting out of their own way and playing an improved brand of football. There’s reason to believe the Eagles can continue to be successful, especially when you consider they have some advantages heading into this matchup. Extra rest is one of them; the Eagles last played 10 days ago on October 11. Home field advantage is still a significant factor with Philadelphia being 17-3 in their last 20 home games. And then there’s the fact the Eagles likely won’t be put at a historical officiating disadvantage like they were against the Panthers last season.Carson Wentz, who has been excellent so far this season Cheap Destiny Vaeao Jersey , is poised for another good game. The Panthers’ defense isn’t as good as it used to be. Carolina ranks 21st in defensive DVOA and tied for 24th in opponent yards per play. The Panthers looked especially vulnerable to tight ends in last week’s loss to Washington. Carolina has allowed the sixth most fantasy points to that position this year, so it could be another productive outing for Zach Ertz. Dallas Goedert also deserves some targets.When it comes to the Eagles’ defense, they should able to generate pressure on Cam Newton. Being able to get to him last year ultimately forced the Panthers quarterback into throwing three interceptions. Jim Schwartz continues to need to earn his pay check as the Eagles deal with some injury issues. Treyvon Hester, who was only promoted to the roster a few weeks ago, could be starting at defensive tackle. The Eagles will also unveil their adjusted secondary configuration with first team nickel cornerback Sidney Jones missing time.Ultimately, I think this is a good matchup for the Eagles. Newton will frustrate the defense at times with his running ability but they’ll ultimately be able to keep him in check. Carolina’s lack of explosive offense works to Schwartz’s favor. Feeding a low efficiency Christian McCaffrey over and over instead is preferable to the Panthers being aggressive and taking deep shots.The Eagles are going to win this game and, not unlike last year’s Carolina tilt, people are going to feel good coming out of this one.Suggested format:Score prediction:Bold prediction:My predictions:Score prediction: 31-17, Eagles win.Bold prediction: Fletcher Cox logs a strip-sack and recovers it for a touchdown.Fan predictions:Bleeding Green Nation FanPulse (survey of Eagles fans): Eagles favored by 7 pointsCat Scratch Reader FanPulse (survey of Panthers fans): Eagles favored by 3 pointLeave your own predictions in the comments.
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