Report card: Grading the Eagles emphatic win over Cowboys

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Defensive line

It was a slow-burning game for the Eagles pass-rush, who struggled to get pressure on Dak Prescott until he was forced to stand in the pocket late in the game. When he did, Josh Sweat and Fletcher Cox came at him with full force and made him pay massively.

Outside of that, it has to be noted that they silenced Ezekiel Elliott after he ran ragged against the Rams just one week ago. Elliott was ineffective and the dominance up front against the run has to be commended.

Grade: B-

Linebackers

The missed tackles were pain, but the linebackers played the run very well for the most part. Nigel Bradham looks back to his best, but Nate Gerry’s positioning and all-or-nothing style of play is still causing the occasional problem.

Grade: C

Cornerbacks

This is tricky…purely because if any other QB in the league had played that game, this would be a very different story. The Cowboys had 6 drops on Sunday and Dak missed about 381 more wide open receivers where they had either beaten the corners or found space in a soft-zone. That didn’t happen and it saved their grading here.

However, Sidney Jones rases it up an entire barrier thanks to his late-game heroics…again. We stan a resurgent king.

Grade: C

Safeties

Malcolm Jenkins started the game out piping hot and Rodney McLeod seemed to be as reliable as ever. Without seeing how many of the ‘open looks’ missed by Dak were due to Safety positioning, I don’t want to be too stern, but overall, they played solidly and excelled in bringing down Zeke and bringing down ball-carriers.

Grade: C+

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Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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