The Eagles are set to be the fourth Super Bowl champion in seven years to miss the playoffs, the year after hoisting the Lombardi. Their season has been declared dead enough times where the buzzards were circling over the carcass.
"We're given this opportunity", Pederson said. I didn't think too much about it.
"We have a ton of respect for the Cowboys", said Pederson.
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"I talk to the team a lot about how we don't need to post anything that can be used on other teams' website or bulletin board", Pederson said. "It's unfortunate that happened". There is always something special about the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry, which is magnified when first place is on the line.
Had the penalty been the difference in the game, it would have also been the story of the game.
After the Eagles' first score of Sunday's game - following a Dak Prescott interception deep in Cowboys' territory - the offense gathered under the uprights with the skill position players sitting together and offensive lineman standing around them. "We struggled there for a while and then battled back, and we just came up short and that's never fun". "I mean it's really hard unless they have somebody with clear possession and control of it before the pile up of it before the pile up begins and we can give it to them".