Philadelphia Eagles: Three keys to a Week 14 win over Dallas Cowboys

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Cater to your Player’s Strengths

Another reason the Eagles’ offense has been so successful as of late has been because Doug Pederson‘s play calling has done a better job of catering to what his players are good at, especially in the running game.

A player like Adams succeeds as a one-cut runner up the middle who gets better as he gets more carries. Pederson recognized that and is featuring him 20 or more times per game while calling runs up the middle for Adams.

Corey Clement is a much different player than Adams and the Eagles can’t use him as a feature type back. Clement excels when given around five carries per game and when used in the passing game, especially on screens. Clement also isn’t someone who excels in one-cut runs up the middle. He is best on sweep plays to the outside and that is how he was used last week.

After struggling in this aspect for much of the season, it looks like Pederson has adjusted in his play calling and the results are paying dividends. We are seeing it in other areas as well, like when the Eagles got Darren Sproles in space and allowed him to do damage there.

It is not just in the running game but the offense as a whole. Each player has their own strengths and weaknesses and the Eagles need to continue to cater to those strengths if they wish to have success on Sunday and for the rest of the season.