The Eagles season has long been derailed but this Sunday night they get a chance to derail the season of their bitterest rival. What would be better than seeing our beleaguered Birds march into Big D and knock the Cowboys out of the playoff? We have had very little to cheer for this year but that would be an early Christmas present for a loyal fan base that expected the world this year but had their Eagles' stocking filled with coal long before the start of the Holiday Season.
In what has been one nightmare after another, beating Dallas on Sunday night is still just a dream. To put things in simple terms; the Cowboys stink but the Eagles stink worse! The offense has been decimated with injuries and will have just three players in Sunday night's starting lineup that took the field on opening day. For the most part the defense has remained healthy, but that might be part of the problem. Things got so bad after last Monday night's pathetic showing against the 2-8 Carolina Panthers that, in an attempt to shake-up the locker room, Andy Reid decided to send one of his best lineman, Jason Babin packing. The effort on this side of the ball has been downright embarrassing for players that consider themselves pros.
The current state of affairs on this team will most likely prevent it from winning another game all season long, but something tells me that the Birds will pack a bit of pride for their trip to Cowboys Stadium that will actually work to keep this game competitive for all four quarters.
The following is a link to this week's game preview and prediction that was previously posted on Doc's Sports Service as part of my weekly series covering the Eagles.
Weekly Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks: Week 13 vs. Cowboys