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Eagles vs. Cowboys Wild Card Defensive Preview

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08:  Trent Cole #58 and Chris Clemons #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrate after Cole sacked Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Jamie BrownCorrespondent IJanuary 7, 2010

I would have done a defensive recap for the game last Sunday, but there was no defense played. So I've decided to do a defensive preview for  Philly today, and an offensive preview for them tomorrow. Although you all know I am an Eagles fan, I am going to be as unbiased as possible, also at the end of this article I will answer a few of the questions you asked me via email. So, let's begin:

Sean McDermott called, by my count, 3 blitzes in the first half. Each of these 3 blitzes were against the pass, and each of them were effective. However, to all of you that asked me "why didn't McDermott blitz more often?" it is because of the Cowboys running the draw play, and screens, which effectively nullify any hopes of a positive outcome for the blitzing team. But I have already explained this in an earlier article, so I won't worry about doing it again.

The most obvious thing that needs to be done is putting pressure on Romo, and that comes from putting pressure on the offensive line.

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