For the first time this season, the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles will renew their annual NFC East rivalry when the two teams face off in a Week 9 matchup this upcoming Sunday.
Heading into the contest, the Cowboys are sitting with a 5-2 record, and the Eagles are leading the division with a 7-1 record.
It’s very possible that the result of Sunday’s game could play a factor in determining this season’s winner of the NFC East.
So in terms of importance, Dallas getting a win this weekend would be huge for their chances to win the division this year, but Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy recently shared that this contest was always going to be important, regardless of the current state of each team (via ESPN’s Ed Werder on Twitter).
“I think this game speaks for itself. I mean, it’s the Dallas Cowboys versus the Philadelphia Eagles. And, to me, that’s as far as it needs to go.”
I asked Mike McCarthy whether the 32-point loss on road to Niners amplifies importance of Sunday’s game at Philly:
“I think this game speaks for itself. I mean, it's the Dallas Cowboys versus the Philadelphia Eagles. And, to me, that's as far as it needs to go.” pic.twitter.com/VN3q5iL3XK
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) November 2, 2023
Dallas is coming off a very impressive performance in Week 8, which saw them get a 43-20 win in their home stadium over the Los Angeles Rams.
On Sunday, the Cowboys will have to travel to Philadelphia, a place where Dallas has only emerged victorious once since 2019.
The Cowboys have won five games this season, but both of their losses have come on the road, so they will be hoping to avoid their third road loss of the 2023 campaign on Sunday in their matchup against the Eagles.
It certainly won’t be easy since Philadelphia currently has the best record in the entire NFL, and they’ve looked on track to earning a spot in the Super Bowl for the second season in a row.
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