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On Deck: Philadelphia Eagles

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    The Cowboys visit Lincoln Financial Field Sunday night. The game will be broadcast on NBC 5 at 7:30 p.m.

    On Deck will be here all season to provide you with everything you need to know (and a few things you don't) about every Cowboys game during the 2014 season.

    The Opponent: Two weeks ago, the Eagles looked like world-beaters when they whipped the Cowboys at home on Thanksgiving Day. Last week, the Eagles looked helpless against a red-hot Seattle team that held them to 139 total yards — a stark contrast to the Eagles' offensive production against the Cowboys.

    Past Meetings: The Cowboys are 62-49 all-time against the Eagles, but the Eagles have won the last two meetings including their 33-10 win two weeks ago.

    Key Matchup:Eagles RB LeSean McCoy vs. Cowboys Front Seven — Two weeks ago, McCoy had one of his best games of the season while running wild over the Cowboys. He finished the day with 159 rushing yards and a score. Last week, albeit against a much worse team, the Cowboys held Matt Forte to virtually nothing, partly because of the Bears' play-calling. With 10 days to prepare for Round 2, the Cowboys will have to do a much better job against McCoy and force Mark Sanchez to beat them. Smart money says he can't.

    Who's Hot: The usual suspects all excelled for the Cowboys in their win last Thursday against the Bears. Tony Romo tossed three touchdowns with no picks, DeMarco Murray ran wild for a season-high 179 yards and caught nine balls for 49 yards, and Dez Bryant had 82 receiving yards to go with Cole Beasley's two receiving touchdowns. Middle linebacker Rolando McClain had a huge day with 10 solo tackles, and Anthony Spencer made his presence felt with a big forced fumble.

    Not much to say here about the Eagles, who were held to an unreal 139 total yards by Seattle on Sunday.

    Who's Not: Terrance Williams continued his freefall by going without a reception and has seemingly been supplanted in the receiving pecking order by Beasley.

    Mark Sanchez showed his true colors on Sunday, throwing for just 96 yards on 10-of-20 passing with two touchdowns and a pick. McCoy rushed for 50 yards on 17 carries, and Jeremy Maclin had just three catches for 21 yards, though he did find the end zone once.