The Philadelphia Eagles new offense got off to a fast start on Monday night, running 53 offensive plays in the first half and jumping out to a 26-7 halftime lead over the Redskins in Washington. Michael Vick and co. slowed down quite a bit in the second half, running just 23 plays after intermission and coming away with a 33-27 win, but Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones was still impressed by the showing.
Further, Jones thinks this brand of ultra-high-tempo offense could be here to stay in the NFL.
“It’s always been a challenge for our team, so some combination of that is pretty sound relative to getting plays off and keeping the defense a little disjointed,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan, via ESPN Dallas. “I think it’s also sound, too. I think it’s a good, crisp way to run a football team. I don’t know that that’s a fad. I think that stepped-up play is one that may have a place."
“You still go back to: Does it in any way create more hits for that quarterback? And I didn’t see that, really, as much as I might have thought that was coupled with the stepped-up play. They could be a real formidable team for us this year,” said Jones.
Jones will have a closer look at Chip Kelly’s offense in Week 7, when the Cowboys travel to Philadelphia.
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