Dallas week. A week of heightened tension and anger. For the Eagles, a win against the 2-5 Dallas Cowboys would give them a game and a half lead in the NFC Least. The Cowboys are reeling after the loss of Quarterback, Dak Prescott, and a boatload of injuries along the offensive line (sound familiar?). Yet while both teams gear up for another Sunday night showdown for the NFC East crown, the differences between the two teams could not be even more apparent. Whether it’s through the front office or the way the teams are built, the Cowboys and Eagles are the mere antitheses of each other.
Front Office Style
The stark contrast between the two teams starts up top. The Eagles have been one of the most successful teams in the league since Jeffrey Lurie bought the team in 1994. 15 playoff appearances, six conference championship game appearances, with one Super Bowl title. Lurie does not actively talk to the media, only appearing for the end-of-year press conference.
Eagles GM, Howie Roseman is very similar. Only speaking to the media and fan base when a big free agent, draft, or end-of-year response is needed. While many question just how much power Howie Roseman does have, it pails in comparison to the King of Texas.
Remember when Jerry said making the playoffs didn’t matter as long as the ratings for Cowboys games were the highest in the NFL? It makes whatever Howie Roseman is doing look like he’s just having ice cream with the team. Jerry named himself GM for the Cowboys the minute he bought the team in 1989, and while the three Super Bowls in the 90’s were great. There’s evidence to show that Jerry Jones is the main culprit for the Cowboys not getting to a conference championship in over 20 years.
Firing Jimmy Johnson after back-to-back Super Bowl titles, drafting Quincy Carter at QB, or even trading three draft picks for Roy Williams as a way to put the team over the top in 2008. How did that go again?
Oh yeah! Plain and simple, Jerry Jones is the Cowboys’ worst enemy. While many people can highly criticize Howie Roseman for the roster deficiencies on the 2020 Eagles, he is nowhere near as bad as Jerry.
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