The Dallas Cowboys came into their Sunday matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles as the number one rush defense allowing less than 70 yards per game on the ground, but after the Eagles ran for 239 yards against the Cowboys that ranking fell a bit.
The Eagles ran the ball with ease against the Cowboys, especially starting running back LeSean McCoy who had 185 yards on 30 carries. McCoy’s 6.1 yards per carry performance helped the Eagles blowout the Cowboys 34-7. After the game, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan blamed the loss on himself.
“The whole thing is I got outcoached by [Andy] Reid and their staff,” Ryan said. “I mean, it’s ridiculous. I never gave our guys a chance. The whole [expletive] thing was on me. If I gave them any extra motivation, hell, I certainly never backed it up. I gave our guys a lousy plan. We had no chance, and it’s all on me.”
Ryan is known for his great defensive schemes, but whatever he had Sunday night simply did not work. He also added that he will not allow this to happen again.
“Hopefully, it will be the last time it ever happens. But whatever happened, it was all my fault.”
McCoy wasn’t the only player who had a great game. Quarterback Michael Vick performed well completing 21 of 28 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another 50 yards on seven carries. Most importantly, Vick did not turn the ball over.
The Eagles “Dream Team” was working on Sunday night, the only question is: can they keep it up?