Were there any positives to take from this game? I can’t think of one. Please give me one if you can think of it. I dare you.
Did the Eagles err by not addressing quarterback Donovan McNabb’s sports hernia injury with an in-season surgery?
Why did head coach Andy Reid allow McNabb to play trailing, 33-10, with less than five minutes remaining? Does Reid really want to thumb his nose at his critics?
I found one positive from the game. It’s a weak one, but punter Dirk Johnson averaged 47.2 yards on eight punts.
Where was Eagles middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter against the run as the game wore on? The Cowboys were running through holes as wide as defensive tackle Hollis Thomas’ rear.
Is this loss just a speed bump for the 3-2 Eagles on their return to the Super Bowl or is it a sign of things to come?
Will Reid finally admit the Eagles need a running game? They gained only 19 yards on the ground.
Which problem of the many to chose from is the biggest concern for Reid and his coaches? My vote is for the utter lack of a pass rush.
Is the bye week, which comes this week for the Eagles, a good or bad thing following a devastating loss? The numbers pretty much some up the butt-kicking the Eagles took. Total yards: Cowboys 456, Eagles 129. Total plays: Cowboys 81, Eagles 43.
Why was I watching this terrible football game when I should have been witnessing the longest postseason game in baseball history – and 18 inning marathon that saw the Houston Astros knock the Atlanta Braves out of the playoffs (again), 7-6?
For some answers to these questions, read my own blog – Jeff’s Play at http://go.philly.com/jeffsplay -- starting tomorrow. See you then.