Both 3-3 clubs are coming off dispiriting losses in Week 6, but one is still predicting a big road victory.
"I know the sky's falling outside. It's falling and I get that. The fans are reeling just a little bit. But we're going down to Dallas and our guys are going to be ready to play," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Monday on Sports Radio WIP, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. "And we're going to win that football game and when we do, we're in first place in the NFC East, we control our own destiny. We're right where we need to be."
The Eagles were beaten 38-20 by the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but that didn't stop Pederson from exuding confidence.
"Has it been perfect or beautiful or all of that? No," the coach said. "But all we gotta do is try to be 1-0 this week, beat the Dallas Cowboys and we're in first place. And listen, they're reeling too, they've dropped their last three games. So this will be an exciting football game."
Pederson added that he hopes some of Philadelphia's injured players will return to aid a depleted secondary in time for the divisional battle.