By Roxaan Herrera @roxaaneh
Eagles 23 Cowboys 29 OT
If there’s one thing I can’t tolerate, is when people get paid millions of dollars to do one job and they fail to execute accordingly. Where were the wide receivers when you need them? Why are there so many dropped balls? Why have we fumbled in consecutive games? Why has the play calling gotten more conservative instead of aggressive as the season goes on? So many questions, so little answers…
But with all that said, yes, we are the better team. Why? Because Carson Wentz, the rookie quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, has essentially managed to put the team on his back and carry them to a 4-3 start in a division where nobody gave the Eagles a chance and wrote them off from the beginning.
Carson Wentz, despite three ugly and undisciplined losses, continues to shine. He has proven he’s a smart quarterback. He remains calm under pressure. He has had very little help from the receiving core and still gives them the benefit of the doubt to complete plays. He is a natural born leader. Now, if only we can surround him with a couple fast players on the outside.
Wentz went for 32 of 43 passes with 202 yards and a touchdown. In a loss in overtime against the much hyped about Dallas Cowboys. Carson Wentz has consistently put up decent numbers even in games full of mistakes. That’s the foundation of a great team: the quarterback.
Our defense pressured Cowboys’ rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, and aside from their monster of a running back in Ezekiel Elliott, Eagles dominated the tempo of the game. Instead, we failed to compete until the end. Sure, the 4th quarter was messy and there were quite a few questionable play calls made by head coach Doug Pederson, but overall, both sides of the ball played very well. Hats off to our beastly defense. Offensively, the Eagle have shown flashes of their potential, but the defense has remained consistent and they have not disappointed.
This was a frustrating loss. If only because it was against a divisional rival. Any loss is a bad loss, no matter how it’s done. Luckily, we are still in the first phase of this new transition. And we have broken down barriers that were put in front of us. This is all a learning process. So long as they learn from their mistakes, this Eagles team WILL be a force to be reckoned with.
Featured image of #81, Jordan Matthews, WR courtesy: USA Today Sports
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