By Art Beitchman

As the dust settled in the Cowboys locker room after they lost to the Eagles 17-9 in a pivotal NFC East showdown, some media were still using the talking point to Boys’ running back Zeke Elliott:

How does it feel losing to a team you should beat?

Elliott could only be real in shooting back, “How can we be better if we just lost to them?”

Yes, as Bill Parcells relished in saying, “You are what your record says you are”, and the Cowboys current record is 7-8.

That’s what they are, a below-average team.

By the way, all world RB Elliott was held to 47 yards on 13 carries, a key reason why the Eagles walked away with the win. Holding Dallas’ explosive offense to three field goals was a truly great job by the Birds defense.

But the stat standing out was the superior game Carson Wentz had over Dak Prescott, Wentz was methodical all game, tossing a 1st quarter TD pass to TE Dallas Goedert, throwing for 318 yards, with a QB rating of 108.2. Prescott was wild with his throws all day, overall rating of 74.5 in the biggest game of the year. He had a shoulder strain, but most NFL players are beat up in week 17, no excuses for Dak.

Wentz is getting more comfortable with his newest weapons, making timely plays all night. Dallas Goedert, Miles Sanders stepped up to have huge games, no one stepped up for the Cowboys.

Talking up the Boys’ doesn’t make them the better team, that can only be decided on an NFL gridiron, which the Eagles clearly did in this win that gave them top spot in the NFC East standings with one game remaining versus the New York Giants next Sunday at MetLife Stadium, 4:25pm/Fox








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