Nov 3, 2023 - News

Eagles vs. Cowboys: The battle of NFC East's best

A QB showdown in South Philly. Photo: Cooper Neill/Getty Images

This weekend, it's Jalen vs. Dak; the Birds vs. the Boys.

Driving the news: Sunday's contest will be a quarterback battle royale between Jalen Hurts and Dak Prescott, featuring the NFC East's top teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys.

Why it matters: No matter their records, the bitter NFC East rivals always circle their face-offs on the calendar.

Flashback: Hurts and Prescott didn't play against each other last season.

  • Prescott sat out the Cowboys' 26-17 loss to the Eagles in Week 6, and Hurts was sidelined with a bum shoulder during the Eagles' 40-34 loss on Christmas Eve.

The big picture: Both signal callers are red hot, each tossing more than 300 yards and four touchdowns in their teams' respective wins last week.

What they're saying: In a nod to nostalgia, the Eagles this week tweeted out video of their 44-6 dismantling of the Cowboys in 2008.

  • Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones said he didn't want to "poke the bear" ahead of his team's showdown with the reigning NFC East champions.

Yes, but: Prescott leaned into the rivalry, telling reporters: "If you see me and a bear in a fight, pour honey on me."

Meanwhile, Hurts isn't saying much.

The bottom line: Hurts lets his stats and the Eagles' record speak for themselves.

  • But, without saying a word, his message was clear: Brace yourself, Cowboys.

If you watch: Kickoff is at 4:25 on Fox.


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