This wasn’t the matchup the schedule makers had in mind back in the spring. It’s the Eagles and the Cowboys in prime time on Sunday night, but the Dallas offense is missing star running back Ezekiel Elliott and could be without All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith.
Those are two key weapons for the Cowboys, who felt the impact of both players’ absence on Sunday when Dallas lost to Atlanta and the ground game was muted and the pass protection for quarterback Dak Prescott was shredded for eight sacks.
Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz noticed. Everyone did. What Sunday’s loss in Atlanta means for this week at AT&T Stadium isn’t exactly apples to apples, Schwartz says.