It’s the 2021 home opener at AT&T Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys and there’s no bigger stage than Monday night football, and arguably no bigger rival than the Philadelphia Eagles.
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This is a game between teams 1-1 according to the table, and with the loss of the New York Giants and the Washington football team on Sunday, it is an early clash for possession. exclusive of the first place of the NFC East. The Cowboys are coming off a last-minute victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, while the Eagles suffered an embarrassing loss to the San Francisco 49ers last weekend.
Both teams have important pieces missing for the marquee match. The Eagles will be without a starting offensive tackle (Jordan Mailata) and starting safety (Rodney McLeod), but could recoup a significant portion of the offense in backing back Boston Scott.
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The Cowboys will be without a starting linebacker (Keanu Neal) due to COVID protocols, and starting security (Donovan Wilson) is questionable. They are also missing several elements of the defensive line, including playmaker DeMarcus Lawrence. Good news, receiver Amari Cooper will play despite a cracked rib.
What does it all mean? How will the teams compensate for these injuries? Who has the advantage on the pitch on Monday? Let’s talk!
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