After That Performance, The Eagles Should Hang Their Heads In Shame

Jack DunleavyCorrespondent IJanuary 3, 2010

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 26:  DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field October 26, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Growing up near Philadelphia, I have seen my fair share of football games. There have been some games where I was jumping around and fist-bumping everyone in the area and there have been some where I almost had an aneurysm from yelling so much at the T.V. set. Sunday was an aneurysm day.

On Sunday, the Birds flew down to Dallas and the 'Boys blew through them like a New Years Eve lobster dish. Dallas QB and Philadelphia's Most Hated Man, Tony Romo, threw two touchdown passes early in the game and the defense stomped the Eagles down from there, sending Dallas to a 24-0 victory. That means the Eagles will have to take another flight down to the Dallas Palace next weekend.

The amazing part about this is that Philadelphia came into Dallas riding a six game winning streak, averaging 31.2 points per game in that span. The Eagles had two of their three lowest-scoring games of the season against Dallas. They also got swept in the season series by Dallas for the first time since 2005. They simply could not get it done on Sunday. Coach Andy Reid better get off his rear-end and start using his brain soon because, like I said, his team is headed back to Cowboys Stadium for a first-round wildcard playoff game this weekend. This is what Reid had to say after the game: "We're going to go back to the drawing board and make sure that we get ourselves ready for this next game." Sure. I'll believe it when I see it.

This is really what happened all season for the Eagles. Those six games that the Eagles won before this Sunday Night Massacre really made me say, "Wow. I really think they can do it.", but alas, it didn't happen. You never know what team is going to show up on Gameday, but hey, you can't win 'em all. That's what being a Philadelphia sports fan is about. You get a few wins and then suffer a dissapointing loss. You support them anyway. That was a humiliating loss and the Eagles should be ashamed, but they could get it done in the playoffs, so I haven't lost faith in the Eagles. Have you?