After suffering a 42-10 beatdown at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5, the Dallas Cowboys have recovered, defeating the Los Angeles Chargers the following week and then blowing out the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday by 23 points.
They have a strong 5-2 record, but they’re still looking up at the Philadelphia Eagles, who are at 7-1 and, in the minds of most, a superior football team.
Dallas will travel to the Delaware Valley to play the Eagles this coming Sunday in what should be a big statement game for both teams.
Owner Jerry Jones might be feeling a bit scared, as he said he won’t comment on the contest because he doesn’t want to “poke the bear,” per Dov Kleiman.
Dak Prescott heard about it from the media and said: "Pour honey on me."
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 30, 2023
While the Cowboys are certainly a good team, Philly appears to be on a different level, at least right now.
The Eagles are third in points scored and second in total yards, and they have scored over 30 points four times already this year.
While quarterback Jalen Hurts has thrown eight interceptions already this season, he also has 13 touchdown passes, 2,140 passing yards, and a 68.4 percent completion rate.
On Sunday against the Washington Commanders, he threw four touchdown passes and went 29 of 38 overall in what was likely his best game of the season.
If there is a bald spot in the Eagles’ feathers, it’s their pass defense, which ranks toward the bottom of the NFL, and if Prescott is on his game, he could expose it with the help of star wide receiver CeeDee Lamb.NEXT: Mike McCarthy Gets Honest On Cowboys' Trade Deadline Plans