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Can the Cowboys forget what happened in Philadelphia last December?

By: Josh Agnew

PhotobucketThe Dallas Cowboys have traveled back to Philadelphia today to take on the dreaded rival Eagles for tonight's game. I think all Cowboys fans remember what happened the last time the 'Boys played at the Linc.

In case you don't remember, the Cowboys got blown off the field as they took a 44-6 thrashing from the Eagles. That was our last game of the season and it sure did leave a bitter taste in all fans' mouths.

Things had to change, people had to change after that debacle in late December. And some things have. We finally got rid of the Cancer that infested the locker room that went by the name of T.O. Wade Phillips said he was get tougher. I'm not totally sure that has happened though.

Tony Romo and Roy Williams said they would practice together throughout the off season so they can get comfortable with each other. Apparently all that practice has been for nothing, since they are still not on the same page. There has been a lot of talk about Roy Williams this week and his comments that he has made. I don't really want to get into the whole mess, other than you are NOT the number 1 receiver, sir. Heck you probably are not even the number 2 receiver. Just because you are overpaid does not make you a good player.

The good news coming into tonight's game against the Eagles is that the Cowboys have been playing their best football here of late. We've been able to move the ball and score touchdowns on offense. Our defense has been playing a lot better now that it was earlier in the season. They are finally getting some sacks and forcing some turnovers.

The special teams has also come alive recently with Patrick Crayton running a punt return for a touchdown in the last two games.

This is all good, the 'Boys need to continue playing well tonight in Philadelphia. The Eagles are also on a two game win streak of their own after that embarrassing lost to Oakland. Last week the Eagles thumped the New York football Giants 40-17.

If the Cowboys want to win this game Tony Romo is going to have to continue taking care of the ball. He hasn't thrown an interception in 120 passes over three games. Some might say he's due to throw one tonight. The receivers are going to have to catch the ball when thrown to them (that means you, Roy) and hang on to the ball.

The offensive line and running backs are going to have to do a good job in protecting Romo. The Eagles love to blitz and will be coming after him often. So the 'Boys are going to have to pick up those incoming rushers.

One of the key matchups of the game will be the Cowboys' secondary against those quick Eagles receivers. DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are two very fast and elusive guys that are able to break a big one anytime they touch the ball. Terence Newman, Mike Jenkins and the rest of the secondary will have their hands full tonight. They need to bring some of those big hits that they have been unloading on people early in the game to help slow down the Eagles.

Tonight should be an interesting game and I know we are all looking forward to watching a great game. Hopefully the Cowboys will be able to leave Philadelphia this time with a victory.

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