The Dallas Cowboys weren’t the only NFC East team to have a rough Thanksgiving Day. The Philadelphia Eagles were blown out by the Detroit Lions 45-14 on Thursday, for their third consecutive loss.
“It’s frustrating,” said former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, who went for 30 yards on 14 carries against the Lions, per Reuben Frank of CSN Philly. “I’ve never been a part of anything like this.”
11 games into the season, Frank held up Murray’s 2014 next to his 2015 in a recent piece, and the difference is predictably stark--for instance, the 2014 AP Offensive Player of the Year has just one 100-yard rushing performance this year for the Eagles. At this point last year, he had only failed to reach the 100-yard mark once.
“We’re not doing what we’re supposed to do on the field and it’s hurtful, it’s painful to sit back and play the way we’ve played the last two weeks and all you can do is learn from it and try to work hard and bust your tail and try to go from there,” Murray said. “At the end of the day, we’ve got to continue to get better. We know where we’re at. Nobody’s playing at a high level. When you lose like this, it’s all 11 guys, all three phases of the game not doing what they’re supposed to do. It’s up to the players to continue to go out there and fight.”