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

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Get Pressure on Prescott

This will now be the Eagles’ sixth matchup with Dak Prescott. In the previous five matchups, the Eagles are 2-3. Take out two meaningless Week 17 games, and the Eagles are 1-2 against Dallas when Prescott is the starting quarterback.

The big difference in the Eagles’ wins against Prescott compared to their losses have been the duress the Dallas quarterback has been under. When the Eagles won in Dallas last season, Prescott was under pressure all game. But, in the games that the Cowboys have won, Prescott has had all day to throw.

Jim Schwartz‘s defense needs to find a way to get pressure on Prescott, because if they don’t, then the Dallas quarterback is going to pick apart the Eagles depleted secondary. Schwartz might even need to dial up some blitzes at times, something he does not do too often.

Another way to slow down the Dallas offense is to somehow, some way, find a way to slow down Ezekiel Elliott. Last week, the Eagles stifled Adrian Peterson outside of his 90-yard touchdown run. Excluding the long touchdown run, Peterson had eight carries for eight yards.

So, if the Eagles can find a way to slow down Elliott and dial up some pressure on Prescott, then they’ll be able to slow down the Cowboys’ offense. Also, getting some pressure on Prescott could possibly force a big turnover, or two.