In 2009 the Philadelphia Eagles came up short once again. At the end of the season the Cowboys dominated the Eagles two games in a row, one of which sent the Eagles home, ending their season. The Cowboys clearly looked like the better team that week.
But how far did anybody really think this team could make it in the playoffs? At the offensive skill positions the Eagles were very inexperienced, the offensive line was hampered by injuries throughout the season, and when Jamal Jackson went down, it was all too much.
As well as the offense, the defense had many struggles even before the year started. They lost valuable pieces in Stewart Bradley, Dawkins, and defensive coordinator Jim Johnson. The linebackers were banged up and moved around all season, and nobody could hold down the free safety position.
Overall the Eagles had a good season, but until they have a Lombardi Trophy, there is always room for improvement. The Eagles have a lot of work to do this offseason to improve for next year.