The story almost writes itself. Removing Tony Romo from the equation did not remove the Romo-like ending to the season. But that's an unfair way to look at things.
The Eagles deserve a ton of credit for winning 10 games in a season where many predicted they would come in last place. Nick Foles did not play well for most of Sunday's game, holding the ball too long and looking rattled by Dallas' pass rush. But the Eagles put together a 60-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter when they absolutely needed it, and the Eagles' defense finished the job.
The Cowboys are stuck in neutral while they watch the rest of the NFC East take turns atop the division. Eagles coach Chip Kelly already has more division titles than Garrett. The Eagles' defense is being rebuilt on the fly. The Philly offense set a franchise record for touchdowns with Foles at the helm. Kelly's offense should only look better when he gets more players that fit what he does.
Garrett is 29-27 as Dallas' head coach. Team owner Jerry Jones has strongly supported Garrett publicly, although the status of defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin remains up in the air.
Dallas shuffles the deck and changes opponents every year, but the end result remains the same.