Part of the reason the Dallas Cowboys were so thoroughly thrashed by the Philadelphia Eagles last week may have been that, more or less, the Eagles’ offense had a good idea of what they’d see out of Rob Ryan’s defense.
"They do a lot of walking around, they play a few different coverages," Eagles’ tight end Brent Celek told ESPN Radio’s “Galloway and Company” this week, via the Dallas Morning News. "But I think one of the key things is that we were ready for anything."
Prior to the game, Philly’s offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinwheg reportedly alerted his players to Rob Ryan’s use of the Cover 2 in the past, to contain Michael Vick and neutralize deep threats.
"And, man, that's exactly what they did the whole game," Celek said. "And we had Cover-2 beaters ready to get after them, and that's what we did. They tried to take away the outside with our skill guys and we had to work it in the middle of the field. So it was more on Jason [Avant] and I to work it there."
And, as you’ll remember, this worked like gangbusters. The game got ugly quick, and finished with a final of 34-7 in favor of the better prepared Eagles. Celek was responsible for seven catches for 94 yards and a touchdown.
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