The Main Reason Why the Eagles Lost Saturday to the Cowboys

Jamie BrownCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 9:  A general view of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys during the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game at Cowboys Stadium on January 9, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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History was made Saturday.

For the first time since 1996 the Cowboys won a playoff game.

Felix Jones scored on the longest run in Cowboy history, a hefty 73 yards.

The game was the most-attended non-Super Bowl game in NFL history, it had a total of 92,951 people in the stands.

This was the first Wild Card loss for the Eagles under Andy Reid ever. He is now 4-1 in the Wild Card round.

So, I guess this really is one for the history books.

It all comes down to Dallas being the better team, Sean McDermott not really understanding football, Donovan McNabb being rather average, Asante Samuel forgetting how to cover players, the whole Eagle defense forgetting how to play defense, the offensive line acting like dunces, running backs forgetting how to hold on to the football, quarterbacks forgetting how to hold onto the football, blah blah this that football forget corner backs touchdown blitz...

I could go on forever. To put it simply, the Eagles lacked everything that is needed to win. Romo got a few lucky breaks, but overall he was plain better than McNabb. Sure you can blame it on the offensive line, but Romo was still better than McNabb. I don't want to get trapped in the spiral of comparing players, so I will tell you this:

I know exactly what went wrong.

We went wrong.

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