The Eagles Sunday knocked Cowboys starting QB Tony Romo out of the game, but still couldn’t do enough to top Dallas, falling to 0-2 after a 20-10 loss Sunday in their home opener.
The loss was frustrating in a number of ways, as starting QB Sam Bradford was awful most of the day, going 23-for-37 for 224 yards, a touchdown and two picks.
New Eagles RB DeMarco Murray, the reigning NFL rushing champion, had 2 yards rushing on 13 carries in his first game against his former team. Bradford had three turnovers, including an interception in the end zone.
Overall the Eagles offense stunk it up, has they had just 21 total yards in the first half and finished with 226.
”We’re all really frustrated,” Bradford said. ”We have to establish our rhythm.”
Wide out Jordan Matthews had 6 catches for 80 yards and the lone Eagles touchdown as they scrambled to get back in the game after trailing 20-3.
The Eagles knocked Romo out of the game with 9 minutes, 44 seconds left in the third quarter when he was driven into the ground on a 6-yard sack and fumble by linebacker Jordan Hicks. Romo immediately grabbed for his left shoulder and went straight to the locker room for X-rays.
Hicks landed on Romo’s left shoulder on a second-and-11 play. It was the third sack of Romo in the game. Brandon Weeden took over at quarterback for Dallas on the next offensive series.
It didn’t matter much, as Weeden threw a touchdown pass and the Eagles are now sitting as an 0-2 team that can’t seem to get out of their own way.
The Eagles were just 2-for-11 in third down conversions.
”We have to get it figured out,” coach Chip Kelly said. ”We let a good defensive effort go for naught. Nothing worked.”
That’s an understatement.