With a game this big, we wanted to get the perspective of the opposing city.
No, not the view of a Cowboys fan that calls into sports talk radio and lives in Delco, but the view of an actual Cowboys fan/blogger who lives IN Dallas.
Joe Rodriguez of Cowboysblog.net gives us a look into how fans in Dallas are feeling about Sunday's match-up, Wentz vs Dak, and the importance of the Eagles/Cowboys rivalry.
@B_McGLOCK: Joe, as we saw this past Sunday, Ezekiel Elliott was a big loss. What is the overall vibe in Dallas of the team?
@CowboysBlogNet: Sunday wasn't a good performance in general, so it was not a good evaluation of the running game. Morris blasted off some big runs, but once the Cowboys fell behind, the lead was insurmountable and Dak threw for the remainder of the game.
The vibe of the team is one game at a time with the players we have. No one is down or depressed or anything like that.
@B_McGlock: Elliott and Sean Lee are out, Tyron Smith is banged up. Which loss hurts the Cowboys the most and why?
@CowboysBlogNet: From what I saw last week, Tyron Smith is the biggest loss. Atlanta had a free run to Dak on every single play. Chaz Green sucks, I've never seen such an awful player in my entire life. It looked like he was just going through the motions. If Dak cannot execute the offense because he is running for his life, then the whole team goes down in flames. The Cowboys are built around the offensive line and you're only good as your weakest link. Chaz Green is awful.
@B_McGLOCK: Around here we feel that Carson Wentz is a better quarterback than Dak Prescott.
What is your view on the two players, your thoughts on Wentz, and who in your opinion is the better player?
@CowboysBlogNet: Wentz is a good qb, an there is no doubt he is having a solid season. I liked Wentz coming out of college, I know the Cowboys had interest, but he went early in the draft. Dak is having an all-pro season, but getting overlooked with everything going on with Zeke.
It's only year two or their careers, so hard to say which is the better player, but I still prefer Dak over Wentz. Dak has the "it factor" clubs are looking for and to steal him in the 4th round was a game changer for the Cowboys.
@B_McGLOCK: Here in Philadelphia we do not like the Cowboys. What is the Dallas View of the Eagles/Cowboys rivalry?
What team do you consider the Cowboys rival?
@CowboysBlogNet: I think the rivalry is intense for all the NFC East teams equally, but it is amped up with the division leaders of any particular season. Right now the rivalry is probably higher this season with the Eagles atop the division.
If I had to rank them, most hated is the Eagles, Giants, and Redskins. But like I said before, the rival with the division lead is the most hated for that particular season.
@CowboysBlogNet: If they can protect Dak Prescott and let him dissect the secondary, and if they Cowboys can be balanced with an adequate running game and passing game. Defensively, the Cowboys need someone to step up and make tackles.
@CowboysblogNet: If Tyron Smith is out. Chaz Green is not an NFL left tackle who could not block the one armed Adrian Clayborn, his performance was absolutely dreadful and fans want that guy cut. If the Cowboys roll him out again, this game is definitely lost, no question. The other backup Byron Bell is not much better. If the Eagles score on the opening drive on offense it may take the wind out of the defense and "here we go again" without Sean Lee.