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Jerry Impressed With Eagles New Offense

The Eagles ran an impressive 53 plays in the first half of their win over the Redskins on Monday night



    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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