3 Duds (& 2 Studs) From Eagles' Week 9 win vs. Cowboys

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Great teams find ways to win games, even when you don't play your best ball. The Philadelphia Eagles built just a big enough cushion in a massive home matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, and they found a way to improve to 8-1 on the season -- the best record in the NFL (still).

The Eagles were far from perfect in this game, but this team is so good that they simply have more margin for error than other teams, including their opponent in this game. The Cowboys made some crucial mistakes late in the game that ultimately spelled their demise, and Philadelphia escaped with the victory.

Although you love to stay as positive as possible after a win, this game provided some areas for improvement for arguably the NFL's best team, and we have three duds compared to two studs to dive into.

Dud: Eagles' coverage unit

The Eagles already knew this was a bit of a problem area for them considering they went out and made the big trade to acquire Kevin Byard before the NFL Trade Deadline, but Philadelphia's struggles against the pass were really on display for most of this game.

Dak Prescott wasn't flawless on the other side, but the Cowboys were seemingly able to have their way through the air for most of this game. The Eagles came up with some big plays like Reed Blankenship's big fourth-down stop against rookie TE Luke Schoonmaker, but you almost felt like every time Dallas dropped back to pass, Philadelphia was either going to give up a big play or get called for a penalty.

Then again, with the game on the line, James Bradberry had great coverage against Jalen Tolbert...