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Nick Foles unable to ease concerns in postseason tune-up vs. Cowboys

01 January 2018

Quarterback Dak Prescott threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Brice Butler early in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Cowboys held on for a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at frigid Lincoln Financial Field. The good news is the playoffs are about to begin, but the bad news is the Eagles offense has some serious work to do in the next two weeks. I know this will bring Eagles fans no comfort and it doesn't matter if they don't deliver from here, but Doug Pederson and his crew deserve to be proud of the accomplishment. Dan Bailey hooked the extra point wide left, only his second career miss in 278 tries. Elliott racked up 103 rushing yards, but the Eagles defense had plenty of reason to feel good about their defensive players in the regular season finale. The Eagles drove to the Cowboys 39 before Torrey Smith dropped a pass on third-and-7. They included right tackle Lane Johnson, right guard Brandon Brooks and center Jason Kelce, who was replaced by Isaac Seumalo, a second-year lineman who had played guard or tackle in his previous National Football League games. He then posted similar numbers in 2014, hauling in 37 receptions for 420 yards and four scores.

Since the beginning of the Game 15 win over Oakland, Foles is now 1-for-17 on third down. The Eagles desperately need their other units to be firing on all cylinders to give themselves a chance to win in the playoffs, because the gap between hopeful MVP Carson Wentz and their current option is clear. The Eagles managed to cross midfield again one more time, reaching the Dallas 44, but on fourth-and-2, Sudfeld's pass fell incomplete. Cowboys rookie cornerback Chidobe Awuzie hauled the ball in near midfield for an easy interception.

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"I just want to see execution by our guys going into the postseason", he said on Friday. "That's all I care about". He rehabilitated his injury all season and was activated Saturday for Sunday's game. For the first time EVER in this matchup, the game was knotted at 0-0 at halftime. The highlight of the first half was when punter Donnie Jones forgot to take off his warmup trousers and had to do it in a hurry before booting a ball to the Dallas 4-yard line. Then Donnie Jones drilled a ideal punt that went out inside the Cowboys' 1-yard line. Jones ruptured his Achilles tendon before the draft. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox started but exited quickly. RB Jay Ajayi also was inactive.

Nick Foles unable to ease concerns in postseason tune-up vs. Cowboys