IRVING, Texas (AP) - A few years ago, several Dallas Cowboys
chased Donovan McNabb for 14 seconds, only to endure the
humiliation of seeing him cap the scramble with a 60-yard
That pretty much sums up the way things have gone between the
Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles most of this decade.
Philadelphia won the NFC East five times in the six seasons from
2001 to '06. Dallas was back on top last season, but the Eagles
still found a way to mess things up for the Cowboys.
After a 12-1 start that included a romp in Philadelphia, the
Eagles visited Texas Stadium in mid-December and knocked Dallas off
its stride. The Cowboys went 1-3 the rest of the way, with the
added embarrassment of becoming the NFC's first No. 1 seed not to
win a playoff game since the six-team format began in 1990.
This season opened with Dallas billed as a Super Bowl favorite,
and sure looked like it in the opener. Now the Cowboys are heading
into their home opener tomorrow night, and it's against a
Philadelphia team that looked great in its opener. If McNabb and
the Eagles can keep it up, the guys in green might once again be
Dallas' biggest obstacle.