3 winners and 2 losers from the Eagles win over Dallas
Winner: Travis Fulgham
Fulgham continues to shine as the Eagles call-up sensation of 2020. Rookie corner Trevon Diggs was at his mercy all night long while getting mixed at the line of scrimmage and stiff-armed into the ground.
Fulgham recorded another 6 catches for 78 yards and his 4th TD in 5 games. He currently leads the league in receiving since Week 4 with 435 yards. At this pace, Fulgham will be the first Eagles WR to record 1000+ yards in a season since Jeremy Maclin in 2014.
Is that an Eagles receiver …. catching the ball …. with his hands …. in the endzone …. and getting both feet in?! pic.twitter.com/CceVucEks6— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) November 2, 2020
Loser: Carson Wentz
You would be hard-pressed to find a QB who played much worse than Carson Wentz last night. Wentz was just 15 of 27 for 123 yards and was damn near outplayed by a 7th-round rookie. After throwing 2 wild interceptions and losing two self-inflicted fumbles, Wentz knows his performance was subpar:
“I’m not good enough,” Wentz said, via the News Journal. “I can be better. I know I will be.”
Wentz now leads the league in interceptions with 12, ahead of Kirk Cousins. He was able to somewhat pull himself together towards the end, but Carson needs to stop trying to make plays that aren’t there and live to play another down.
Winner: TJ Edwards
The Eagles desperately needed someone to step up at linebacker and they got that last night with TJ Edwards. The undrafted LB recorded 12 tackles (one for a loss), one sack, and a forced fumble that sealed the game for the Eagles.
Look for TJ Edwards and Alex Singleton to continue to get the majority of the snaps with Nathan Gerry (thankfully) on IR.
Eagles defense has saved the offense 💥💥— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 2, 2020
Brandon Graham strip sack at the 7 yard line and TJ Edwards with the strip sack at the 21 yard line
Loser: Doug Pederson
I’m still having a difficult time figuring out what happened to Pederson’s play-calling since the Super Bowl. The offense was going up against a Dallas defense that had allowed the 4th most TD passes and 22 pass plays of 20 yards or more heading into last night’s game.
The Eagles could only muster up 222 yards of total offense and dialed up too many gimmick plays. Why Doug was electing to pass the ball on 3rd and 4th-and-short against a defense that’s been allowing 180 yards on the ground per game is beyond me. And for the love of everything that is holy, please stop trying to utilize Jalen Hurts in crucial situations.
Doug Pederson said this week they can take a closer look at all the turnovers from the first half of the season and try to figure out ways to eliminate them.— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) November 2, 2020
Winner: Eagles Defensive Line
The defensive line continues to be the strongest unit of the team and one of the best in the NFL. Schwartz sent 5+ rushers after DiNucci on 13 of 44 pass plays, having 4 sacks, 7 QB hits, and forcing the rookie QB to fumble 2 times.
Brandon Graham continues his stellar season with now 7 sacks on the year, on pace to obliterate his career-high of 9.5 sacks in a season set in 2017. Vinny Curry and Fletcher Cox each had a sack of their own and the defense held Ezekiel Elliot to just 63 yards on 3.3 yards per carry.
Mandatory Credit: Associated Press