A Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys rematch on Christmas Eve, sure please


Oh what fun!

Oh what enjoyable!
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Completely happy spooky season to all of you with pumpkin emojis in your social media names. Might your costumes get you the entire likes, loves, eye emojis, and at last seen by your crush.

I’ve at all times been extra of a Christmas man. The entire household gathers, I get to take heed to traditional songs that I by no means play different instances of the 12 months, and there’s sports activities. NBA on Christmas Day has been certainly one of my Christmas traditions since Steve Kerr nonetheless performed for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

For me, on the event that Christmas falls on Sunday, NFL video games really feel like an intrusion. Goodell, preserve your shoulder pads and problem flags away from me on Dec. 25. That is the in the future I’m glad spending a part of my day watching the New York Knicks play.

Christmas Eve, nonetheless, I’m prepared for some soccer this 12 months.

There’s a Week 16 dandy on Saturday afternoon. Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Half II, this time hopefully with Dak Prescott.

The 2 groups performed final evening, and with the Eagles undefeated and the Cowboys having solely misplaced one sport, this Week 6 Sunday Evening Soccer matchup regarded like an early sport of the 12 months candidate for NBC. And with the Philadelphia crowd riled up after the Phillies took their bats to the Atlanta Braves’ championship protection at Residents Financial institution Park on Saturday, this was definitely a spooky-season evening match for “Desires and Nightmares.”

What a nightmare it was for the Cowboys at first going, down 20-0. Backup Cooper Rush threw two of his three interceptions within the first half, and the Eagles tenderized the Cowboys’ protection prefer it was a brisket from H.E.B. This sport had all of the makings of this being the primetime second when the Eagles separate themselves from the remainder of the league in entrance of a crowd frothing on the mouth, throughout what is likely to be the highest-rated regular-season sport of the 12 months.

For some time, it appeared that the one optimistic about this evening for the Cowboys could be that the Rush expertise could be over after Week 6, however the protection dialed in on the finish of the primary half and compelled the Eagles into two discipline targets. Then somebody will need to have clicked on Dorrough’s “Get Huge” at halftime, as a result of the Cowboys manhandled the Eagles to begin the second half.

Ezekiel Elliot, Tony Pollard, it didn’t matter who carried the ball, the good points had been important. Zeke even regarded swift once more when he made that lengthy lower for that 14-yard landing. On protection, this Cowboys unit that had been dominant all season swarmed Jalen Hurts, limiting his effectiveness.

Instantly we had 20-17 sport within the fourth quarter, till the Eagles lastly scored once more and Rush threw his last choose of the sport on the following drive. Huge performs on each side of the ball, division rivals, quick and bodily protection, oh please let’s run this again.

For these of you whose dad and mom allow you to open one present on Christmas Eve, all of us get that have later this 12 months. In the event you’ve received a household occasion that day, both begin it within the afternoon, or wait till evening time.

Whereas Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors ought to deliver the at all times appreciated unhealthy blood to Christmas Day, the sport of the weekend is Cowboys Eagles II.

Get your eggnog prepared.

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