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Week 14 Game Recap: Philadelphia Eagles 23, Dallas Cowboys 29


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Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles lost a gut-wrenching divisional showdown against the Cowboys. Carson Wentz played his best late in the game but a sluggish start and too many missed opportunities (and Dallas pocket pressure) led to the loss. Philadelphia abandoned the run game, siphoning opportunities from power back Josh Adams, and the running backs totaled a mere 10 attempts for the game. While Golden Tate was invisible, Dallas Goedert returned to a prominent role.

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys emerged with a home win over the Eagles, a much-needed step to a potential divisional title. Dallas controlled the ball, posting more than 90 plays. Amari Cooper showed his worth yet against since his trade acquisition with three touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime. Dak Prescott was solid, but turnovers marred his overall game. While the Dallas tight ends totaled a promising 10 receptions for 93 yards, without Geoff Swaim they are running a full committee approach and are ancillary targets who benefitted from Dallas throwing an uncharacteristic 54 passes.

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Carson Wentz, 52 offensive snaps, Pass: 22 - 32 - 228 - 3 TD / 0 INT, Rush: 4 - -3 - 0
Wentz’s stat line looks better than he played against the Cowboys defense. Late in the game, Wentz posted multiple impressive throws including a long completion to Nelson Agholor and a laser touchdown to Dallas Goedert. However, the Eagles offense totaled 70 yards in the first half and Wentz had a strip fumble. Also contributing to the sluggish start were overthrows of wide open receivers like Dallas Goedert and Golden Tate downfield. Wentz also took a sack on the fringe of field goal range and was stuffed on a third-and-short option run. It was a forgettable first half which Philadelphia dug themselves out of over the final 30 minutes to force overtime. While Wentz did not throw an interception, he was notably not on the same page with Zach Ertz on two occasions, both on third down and one of them was nearly a turnover. With the Eagles on the outside looking in for a playoff spot, the Rams up next is a critical matchup.

RB Josh Adams, 21 offensive snaps, Rush: 7 - 36 - 0
Adams was a minimal component of the Eagles’ road overtime loss to Dallas. The Eagles fell behind early and had just 10 running back carries in the game with Adams collecting seven of them. Adams showed nice agility on the first offensive play for Philadelphia, but was overtly stuffed on four of this remaining six touches. Adams had a solid stiff arm and good wide receiver blocking paved the way for his best run of the game, more than 20 yards to the perimeter. Without much receiving work, Adams is a game script dependent back relying on red zone opportunities or strong volume, which neither was present this week.

RB Darren Sproles, 22 offensive snaps, Rush: 1 - 2 - 0, Rec: 3 - 34 - 1 (3 targets)
Sproles saw four touches for the second week in a row since his return from injury. Sproles saw the most snaps of Eagles running backs and Corey Clement’s in-game knee injury only fueled Sproles’ opportunity as Philadelphia trailed much of the game. Sproles was stuffed on two of his touches, but flashed balance, burst, and agility on his two highlight contributions. Sproles converted a fourth down swing route reception into field goal range, beating the stingy linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. Later, Sproles ran through a tackle attempt on a goal line receiving touchdown. Sproles already has two touchdowns on eight touchdowns since his return from injury and a poised to be a critical piece to the Eagles offense if they are to earn a playoff spot in the coming weeks.

WR Alshon Jeffery, 51 offensive snaps, Rec: 6 - 50 - 1 (9 targets)
After a host of middling games since the addition of Golden Tate, Jeffery led the Eagles in targets against the Cowboys and found the end zone for the first time since Week 7, a drought of five games. The field is shrinking on Jeffery as deep opportunities are fleeting for the contested catch maven. Jeffery converted his touchdown opportunities on a in-cut at the goal line, schemed to create separation by the inside receiver blocking for Jeffery. His solid game could have been more impactful but three drops left production on the field with one being on third down and another deeper down the field.

WR Nelson Agholor, 49 offensive snaps, Rec: 2 - 49 - 0 (3 targets)
Agholor saw a mere three targets against Dallas but added one of the critical plays for the Eagles offense late in the game. Arguably Carson Wentz’s best throw came on a deep sideline route to Agholor, who burst past the defensive back. Agholor nearly scored and was down to the goal line on the play. Agholor also dropped a screen pass and added a short reception. Agholor’s touchdown drought, nearly ended this week, has now grown to 11 games and nearly 40 receptions.

WR Golden Tate, 20 offensive snaps, Rec: 1 - 7 - 0 (3 targets)
Tate mired to his worst game since the trade to the Eagles this week against Dallas. Tate was blanketed by tight coverage and the lone opportunity he had with separation was an overthrow by Carson Wentz down the seam. Tate was notably frustrated and did not log a catch until the fourth quarter, a short slant route. With a host of passing game weapons, Tate was left out this week.

TE Zach Ertz, 44 offensive snaps, Rec: 5 - 38 - 0 (8 targets)
Despite a hearty 25% of the team targets, Ertz was held in check by Dallas in the road loss to the Cowboys. After a third-down slant in the opening minutes, Ertz did not see a target until the late second quarter as the Eagles mired their way through 70 offensive yards in the first half. Ertz’s after-the-catch opportunities were minimal and a high-point reception in the second half was his only notable individual play of the game. Ertz passed 1,000 receiving yards on the season this week and is a strong bet to set the NFL record for tight end receptions in a season (currently Jason Witten) over the final three games.

TE Dallas Goedert, 31 offensive snaps, Rec: 4 - 44 - 1 (5 targets)
Despite a hearty 25% of the team targets, Ertz was held in check by Dallas in the road loss to the Cowboys. After a third-down slant in the opening minutes, Ertz did not see a target until the late second quarter as the Eagles mired their way through 70 offensive yards in the first half. Ertz’s after-the-catch opportunities were minimal and a high-point reception in the second half was his only notable individual play of the game. Ertz passed 1,000 receiving yards on the season this week and is a strong bet to set the NFL record for tight end receptions in a season (currently Jason Witten) over the final three games.


Dallas Cowboys

QB Dak Prescott, 99 offensive snaps, Pass: 42 - 54 - 455 - 3 TD / 2 INT, Rush: 4 - 2 - 0
Prescott threw 54 passes in the overtime win over Philadelphia, by far his most of the season where he threw 36 passes in Week 10 against the Eagles, his previous high. Prescott was a mixed bag of good and bad from the pocket where ball security continues to be an issue and questionable accuracy and decision-making creeps into his game regularly as a passer. Even with two interceptions to his record, two more were possible in the game with a floating deep ball into coverage and a tipped pass at the goal line, which was fortunately missed by the defensive back and corralled by Amari Cooper for the overtime-winning touchdown. Prescott lost a fumble on the fringe of field goal range on third down and overthrew and open Michael Gallup on two deep passes, one to potentially ice the game on a critical third down. Prescott had a 10-yard scramble called back by penalty and was stuffed on a third-and-goal keeper. Prescott’s three passing touchdowns are a season high, as well as his 454 yards, but the performance maintained the questions about Prescott as a passer despite the much-needed home win.

RB Ezekiel Elliott, 86 offensive snaps, Rush: 28 - 113 - 0, Rec: 12 - 79 - 0 (13 targets)
Elliott amassed 40 touches in the home win over the Eagles. Elliott missed a small portion of the game after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit on the sideline and being checked for a concussion on the sideline. He ultimately returned and posted a solid run and a fourth-and-one conversion on Dallas’ game-winning overtime drive. Elliott had six touches of at least 10 yards in the game but generally had tough sledding inside against the Eagles. Elliott’s best runs were a combination of power finishes and strong vision to cut to the outside once through the line of scrimmage. Elliott is on pace to eclipse 2,000 total yards on the season.

WR Amari Cooper, 90 offensive snaps, Rec: 10 - 217 - 3 (13 targets)
Cooper posted his biggest game since arriving to Dallas, a massive three-touchdown effort in the overtime win over the Eagles. Most of his 217 yards came in the second half and overtime with strong route running, separation, and after-the-catch ability being the centerpiece of Cooper’s impressive performance. Cooper excelled on in-breaking routes but also showed full extension on a corner route reception. Cooper had late separation down the sideline on his first touchdown and in overtime Cooper collected a tipped pass at the goal line by a defensive back, a questionable throw by Dak Prescott, for the game-winning score. Cooper has seen at least eight targets in five-of-six games with Dallas and despite a handful of lost games with Oakland to start the season is a good bet to hit 1,100 receiving yards this season.

WR Michael Gallup, 77 offensive snaps, Rec: 4 - 24 - 0 (9 targets)
While Dallas threw for 455 yards against Eagles, Gallup was largely left out of the passing explosion despite nine targets. Gallup was notably frustrated as the rookie receiver gained separation on two deep routes and both were wild overthrows by Dak Prescott. Gallup was stuffed on two screen receptions and made a contested slant of his short-range targets but a bigger performance was possible as Gallup has excelled against ancillary coverage since Amari Cooper’s midseason arrival.

WR Cole Beasley, 65 offensive snaps, Rec: 2 - 18 - 0 (4 targets)
Despite 54 passes by Dallas in the overtime win over Philadelphia, Beasley was close to invisible with a mere four targets and 18 yards. Beasley did convert third downs with both of his receptions, but his lone touchdown opportunity was an end zone slant where he barely got a single hand on the full extension target. Beasley has been a clear ancillary target since Amari Cooper’s addition and only scored a touchdown in one game (Week 6) this season, averaging less than 10 yards per catch.