When reviewing the Eagles' 24-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, two stats jump off the page more than any other. Eagles pass attempts: 36á (With four sacks, that number moves up to 40.) Eagles rushing attempts: 10 Game. áOver. In a game where Andy Reid's team chose to blitz far less than average (after coming into the game averaging nearly 50 percent of its defensive snaps blitzing), and the defense allowed the Cowboys to control the ball for over 40 minutes, the offensive playcalling set the defense up in such a no-win situation. When a team throws 80 percent of the time , they become predictable defensively. á I'm not discounting the impact of losing center Jamaal Jackson the week before in the win against Denver, because asking Nick Cole to establish a season's worth of rapport ...
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