Fact: With the shutout today of the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s the first time in the 49 year history of the Dallas Cowboys where they have shut out teams 2 consecutive games in a row.
Fact: Tony Romo is the only QB in the NFL that has taken every snap for his team this year.
Fact: The Dallas Cowboys are your 2009 NFC East Champions.
The Cowboys are hot right now, just at the right time.
Tony Romo threw a pair of early touchdown passes and the defense took over from there, sending Dallas to a 24-0 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday and setting up a rematch at their new palace next weekend.
The Cowboys (11-5) have quickly become a team nobody wants to face this postseason. This was their third straight impressive win and their most complete performance of the entire season.
The shutout also made for a major milestone in the club’s storied history: First-ever back-to-back blanking. Only twice in the previous 49 seasons had they even had two shutouts the entire season.
Philadelphia (11-5) hadn’t been swept by Dallas since 2005. The Eagles had two of their three lowest-scoring games against the Cowboys, with the common denominator being a lack of big plays. Their longest in this game was 32 yards on a first-half drive that ended in a fumbled snap.
And this is what Eagles coach Andy Reid said after the game:
“We’ll be ready,” a terse coach Andy Reid said after the game.
“They were a better football team all the way around, offense, defense and special teams … We have to go back to the drawing board and make sure we get things right for this next game here.”
“I didn’t think it was a lack of effort. It goes back to putting the players in the right position and when they are in the right positions to make the plays. Maybe a little bit too much effort, maybe to relax a little bit.”
Reid said the Eagles were going to try to “learn from their mistakes and do better the next time.”
The coach was asked about going for a David Akers field goal, trailing by 17-0.
“I would like to have gotten some points there.”
On the injury front, Reid said DeSean Jackson tweaked his groin but was “feeling all right.”
Michael Vick was again inactive with a quad strain, but Reid said he did not have any setback leading into the game.
“We had a couple of things with him this week and decided to pull back there,” Reid said.
Man oh man, the NEXT game is gonna be just as awesome as today. The difference? It will finally be a time to win a playoff game for a change.