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Quick Take: Cowboys, Eagles hit pivotal point

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NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:

Why this game is intriguing: The word for this is "rubbernecking." Like when you're driving along the highway, you see a crash and you crane your neck, because you can't avoid checking out the carnage. Welcome to Cowboys-Eagles. Loser gets Sean Payton? Well, we're a long ways from that. But the loser will be 3-6 in a surprisingly downtrodden NFC East, and likely kissing any faint playoffs hopes goodbye. It's fun to watch winning teams, efficient teams, teams that are going places. They can be electric. But I won't be turning away from this, with so many immediate and future outcomes hanging in the balance. On the field, the biggest key for the Eagles will be keeping Cowboys pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware from breezing past a replacement-filled offensive line and spending his day in Michael Vick's lap. The goal, one figures, would be to allow fewer than the seven sacks the Eagles gave up on Monday. As for Dallas, if they can't score against this confused unit, they might never get it together.

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