Technically, the Eagles do not need to win this game. They can lose, and then win their final 4 games, and still win the Division. And even the Conference would still be in play if the 49ers and Lions drop another game in the final 4 games. So it is not a must-win game in Dallas. But with that said, they need to win this game. Not only for our sanity, but to give themselves room to breathe.
If they win, they would be 2 games ahead of the Cowboys with the tiebreaker. Meaning it would be more like a 3-game lead, with 4 games left to play. It would pretty much seal the division for them. But if they lose, they have next to no room for error, and the conference is no longer in their own hands.
They beat the Cowboys in the first game. So we know they have what it takes. But the confidence in this team is at an all-time low after last week. The Niners didn’t just beat them, they trampled the Eagles. 42-19, with 6 straight TDs. To be fair, the Niners did the same thing to the Cowboys earlier in the season. But it exposed a few flaws in the Eagles. Namely their Linebackers and Safeties. The 49ers didn’t even have to do anything special to burn them. All they did all game long was dump the ball off and let their playmakers break tackles and make guys miss.
So who needs to step up for the Eagles to win on Sunday Night? We can leave Jalen Hurts out of it because that is obvious. But the Eagles do need more from a few players. Whether it is guys coming back from injury, one guy they just signed, or people who just had down weeks vs the Niners. If these players don’t step up, it might be hard for the Eagles to leave Dallas with a win.
Here are 6 Eagles who need to step up vs the Cowboys: