Gunn's Bullet Points: Stopping Dallas' physical receivers
November 10, 2012, 11:00 am
Here are some updates from the Eagles as they prepare to face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field:
• Cullen Jenkins said a few days ago that the Eagles needed to pay attention to fixing their own problems before they could even focus on the Dallas Cowboys. Considering that this is a short week, don’t you think it's important to work on both at the same time?
• LeSean McCoy missed two days of practice while battling the flu. On Friday, he looked and sounded OK, but as we know, the flu does zap some of your strength. Keep an eye on how many reps in a row he takes on Sunday before he might need a breather.
• To me, when Andy Reid has spoken to the media this week he's sounded like a man who’s worn down. His offensive line is a mess, and the defense is worse under Todd Bowles than it was under Juan Castillo. Reid has nowhere else to turn.
• I'm looking forward to seeing the matchups between Miles Austin and Dez Bryant against Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Austin and Bryant are big, physical wideouts. Asomugha and DRC must contest them at the line of scrimmage.
• The Eagles' defense had problems defending New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham on Monday. He finished the game with eight catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. It will be interesting to see how the Birds try to defend future Hall of Famer Jason Witten, who currently has the second-most receiving yards among tight ends, with 538.
• The Cowboys' offensive line is just as bad as the Eagles' group. Is it possible we could witness a record number of quarterback sacks on Sunday?
Hopefully, Michael Vick and Tony Romo have checked their life insurance policies this week.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:20 PM