With the team’s record hovering around .500, the Eagles have an opportunity to get back on track after a slow start.
The Eagles, who are on a six-game losing streak and are a game behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East, are coming off a 30-17 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday in New Jersey.
Quarterback Carson Wentz, who threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, has led the team to a 12-2 record since the bye week.
The Cowboys were a season-low 10-7.
The team is in the midst of a three-game winning streak, including a 28-10 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wentz is getting a lot of help from his quarterback.
“I’m not going to say too much about his teammates,” Pederson told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
He’s doing a lot more of what he was doing all year.” “
He’s getting an unbelievable amount of help with us.
He’s doing a lot more of what he was doing all year.”
Pederson’s Eagles are 7-1 this season and the No. 3 seed in the wild-card race.
“We’ve got a lot to be proud of,” Pedan said.
“It’s been a long time.
They’re playing hard and we’re playing very, very hard. “
The players are playing extremely well.
They’re playing hard and we’re playing very, very hard.
I know there are a lot going on.
But we’ve got to play the way we’re supposed to play and that’s what we’ve done.”
The Eagles have lost five of their last six games and are 9-5 against NFC East teams.
Quarterbacks Carson Wentsez (center) and Dez Bryant (left) have been inconsistent.
Matt Dunham/Associated Press The Eagles are hoping to continue their streak of winning five straight games with a victory over Dallas.
Pederson had the team score its second touchdown of the game late in the first half, and it was a one-yard gain by Bryant on third-and-10 that made it 14-0 at halftime.
But the Eagles struggled to get their offense going and ended up scoring just six points over the final six minutes of the first quarter.
“Our defense, as you saw with the Giants, is really good,” Pedant said.
The defense is really strong.
We need to play like that.
We just need to keep getting better.
We have to play as a unit.
We’re not going into the bye [week] with that mindset.
“When you look at our record, we are just kind of playing for each other.
We are not going out there and going out and going, ‘Hey, we got to get this win,’ because we’re not there.
We know what it takes.”
The Cowboys are 5-7 against the NFC South and are the only team ahead of the Eagles with a winning record.
Dallas lost 34-21 at Miami on Sunday, the fourth straight game the Eagles lost to the Dolphins.
The NFL has reduced the number of bye weeks in recent years.
The number of teams in the divisional playoff picture has been reduced to seven teams each, down from 12 in 2011 and 15 in 2012.
“This is not a bye-week thing,” Pedance said.
I think you can put that out there that it’s not a team effort, it’s more like it’s a personal effort.
It’s a group effort.
“For us, it is a personal goal, but it’s also a team goal.
I feel like that’s the way I view it.”
Pedance, who won his first playoff game against the Giants in 2009, is 4-0 in his last five games against the Eagles.
He has a 4-2 mark in the past six games against Dallas, including wins over the Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers last season.
Pedance had his first losing streak in his career against the Cowboys in 2014.
“Myself and the rest of the coaching staff, we talked a lot about the lack of effort that we’re seeing out there on the field,” Pedans wife, Jill, said.
Jill Pedan also was a member of the Cowboys’ team that defeated the Giants during the regular season.
“That was a great win for us.
We were in a situation where we needed to win that game, and we lost that game,” Pedals wife said.