Rev up to Rematch:Cowboys vs. Eagles

So much for a December fallout for the Dallas Cowboys.

Now the sudden underdog, Philadelphia Eagles, must fly and fly into “America’s team’s” doghouse on Saturday night while trying to hold back the not-too-distant memories of the 24-0 beat down laid on them by that very same team.

“I think it will be a blowout (by the Cowboys),”said Adam Sahd, one of Penn Manor’s very own football players.

He has good reason to think that since the Eagles have not yet seen the explosive side of the Eagles’ fairly young offense against their upcoming opponent so far this season. The only offense that looks alive is the Cowboys with the help of their star quarterback, Tony Romo, who is playing some of the best football he’s ever played – especially being in the hot seat that he was in while trying to prove that the Cowboys can be a playoff contender.

Should the Eagles be worried?

“Maybe a little bit,” Devin Shenk said, but he said he still thinks that the winner coming out of Saturday night’s game is going to “probably (be) the Eagles.”

A Cowboys’ fan, Randy Fisher, is a very confident about the Cowboys’ chances, saying, “(The Cowboys are going to) own them again.” Then, in a drop of confidence, said that he’s “optimistic they’ll win.”

Last week, Donovan McNabb noted that  having inexperienced and young players is one reason why the Eagles got shot out of the sky – maybe that’s not the best pun to use because shooting Eagles is illegal. But Philly’s young players like Desean Jackson, Lesean McCoy, and Jeremy Maclin are a significant part of their success.

They need to (keep Brian) Westbrook out and McCoy in,” said Neil Fellenbaum, an Eagles’ fan and Penn Manor teacher, “they just need to play overall better in every aspect.”

That they do and we’ll just have to see this Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

But there is another game this Saturday right before the big NFC match up, and it’s another week 17 repeat: the New York Jets at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Chad Ocho Cinco talked up a storm last Sunday night but got injured in the pre-game so he couldn’t back up his claims that one of the best cornerbacks in the league, Darelle Revis, couldn’t stop him or else he would change his name back to Chad Johnson.

A lot of talk will be revolving around that highly anticipated game just like every other Jets game it seemed during the season with rookie head coach, Rex Ryan, not being afraid to say anything with a little back up from his defensive buddies, Bart Scott and Kerry Rhodes.

by Alex Geli

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