Eagles-Cowboys Playoff Preview

January 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Philadelphia Eagles arrived in Dallas yesterday for Saturday night's prime time rematch after being dominated by the Cowboys in a battle for the NFC Eastern Division crown.  Sunday night's loss afforded coaches and players little precious time to figure out what went wrong and then to formulate a new plan aimed at gaining a different outcome. 
Eagles fans hope that Andy Reid and crew are a quick study as just about everything went wrong last weekend. They also hope to see a radically different game plan, because more of the same would not seem to have any shot at getting it done. 
While the Eagles will have to alter their game plan, Reid will also bank on getting much better execution from his players. The most glaring tactical errors and likely changes will be on defense, where the Eagles turned soft in the previous game. Contrary to the trademark approach of his mentor, the late Jim Johnson, rookie defensive coordinator Sean McDermott chose to back of...

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