The Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) will in Texas on Sunday night to face the Dallas Cowboys (3-3) in a game that will that leave one team in first place in the NFC East. The meeting is also significant because it’s the first of two meetings between these two teams this year and could give one franchise a decisive leg up in the division.
With both teams coming off disastrous defeats last Sunday, here are six matchups to watch on Sunday night.
1. LT Andre Dillard-Lane Johnson vs. DeMarcus Lawrence-Robert Quinn
With Jason Peters listed as week to week with a knee injury, Dillard will be getting his first-ever NFL start against the Cowboys. He’ll be facing talented veteran defensive end Robert Quinn, who has 5 sacks in 4 games played this season and could provide Dillard with his stiffest test yet. There is no love lost between Eagles tackle Lane Johnson and the Cowboys DeMarcus Lawrence. The Eagles’ right tackle has Lawrence down in every past matchup, holding the Cowboys star sackless against Philadelphia in his career. Lawrence has tallied 36.5 sacks in six NFL seasons.