The 4-9-1 Philadelphia Eagles jumped out to a 14-3 lead against the Dallas Cowboys, and the Carolina Panthers were dominating Washington and Dwayne Haskins from the start. Unbelievably, the Eagles’ playoff hopes were still alive. But not for long.
In perhaps the worst division in recent memory, the Eagles quickly proved they were possibly the worst of a bad bunch. The Cowboys exposed the Birds’ fatal flaws — a depleted secondary, lack of offensive weapons, and questionable play-calling — en route to a 37-17 win. There were self-inflicted wounds, too. The Eagles had six false starts.
In addition to a quarterback controversy and calls for the coach and general manager’s firing, the loss eliminated the Eagles from playoff contention.
Eagles Twitter was at full throat.
Eagles vs. Cowboys Week 16 betting splits
Pennsylvania sports betting apps had the Eagles as three-point favorites, with the total points line set at 49.5. By Sunday afternoon, the Eagles were 3-point favorites.
Betting splits from FanDuel for Eagles vs. Cowboys:
- 75% of the money was on the Eagles (-3) to cover the spread
- 72% of the money was on the Eagles (-172) moneyline
- 72% of the money was on the over (50.5)
- 41% of the money was on the Cowboys (+3.5) to cover the spread
- 39% of the money was on the Cowboys (+150) moneyline
- 79% of the money was on the over (50.5)
Eagles’ D can’t stop Cowboys
The Eagles’ secondary was torched again as Andy Dalton threw for 377 yards and three TDs.
jared goff & andy dalton vs the eagles secondary pic.twitter.com/ACvplLyJFQ
— ruby 🦔 (@wentzsimper) December 27, 2020
Jacquet toasted by Cowboys
These Next Gen Stats are not favorable for Michael Jacquet 😬 pic.twitter.com/3QZPtqtgbE
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 28, 2020
— Hood Politics (@marl0stanfield_) December 28, 2020
Making his third start, rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts struggled, throwing two interceptions.
Ya’ll running Carson Wentz outta this city but won’t address the flaming hot garbage that is the rest of the team. Hope we don’t run Jalen Hurts out of town too🙂 pic.twitter.com/jcUrQJp1b2
— Meghan Johnson, LAT, ATC (@GreenMegAndHam) December 27, 2020
Fire Howie and ditch Doug
— EaglesZone (@FrankFrizzle19) December 28, 2020
Nelson Agholor is a better player than Jalen Reagor. The guy Howie passed on Jefferson for.
And Howie Roseman is gonna keep his job
It's vomit inducing
— Mike #FireHowie #DraftChase (@Boston__Sucks) December 27, 2020
— Brian Bakker (@bakkerb1) December 27, 2020
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth