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    December 25, 2019 9:33 AM +0330

    Explaining what went wrong a day after another frustrating loss left the Philadelphia Eagles on the brink of elimination was a difficult exercise for coach Doug Pederson.Why didn't he go for a 2-point conversion and the win?Why try a quarterback option on third-and-1?Why does the offense still struggle early in games?Pederson didn't have any answers. It wouldn't change the outcome Demarcus Lawrence Jersey White , anyway.The Eagles (6-7) moved closer to last place than first place by losing 29-23 to the Dallas Cowboys (8-5) in overtime on Sunday. A victory would've put them in a tie for first in the NFC East with a tiebreaker advantage.Their chances of becoming the ninth team to repeat as Super Bowl champions already were slim. Now, it's even more unlikely the Eagles will even get in the playoffs to defend their title."It's obvious we have to do better. We have to coach better. We have to play better," Pederson said Monday.Philadelphia's offense was anemic until the fourth quarter when Carson Wentz tossed two touchdown passes in a span of 93 seconds. Pederson could've been aggressive and played for the lead after Darren Sproles' 6-yard TD reception with 1:39 left, but instead made the safe choice to kick the tying extra point. A penalty against Dallas on the attempt gave Pederson an opportunity to change his mind and try the 2-point conversion from the 1-yard line. But he took the point.A tired defense that spent most of the day on the field forced overtime by sacking Dak Prescott twice after the Cowboys were almost in field-goal range. But the offense never saw the ball again as Prescott threw his third TD pass to Amari Cooper in OT."Everything was in favor of going for one," Pederson said before giving a long explanation on how Dallas could've gone for it on fourth down trailing by a point instead of settling for overtime. "We can spin this thing 100 different ways. I mean Womens Amari Cooper Jersey , I don't know. I still stand by my decision."The Eagles face a daunting task trying to reach the postseason. If they win their final three games, they wouldn't need too much help trying to leapfrog two teams. However, they visit the Los Angeles Rams (11-2) next week and host the Houston Texans (9-4) on Dec. 23."We will never quit. I know that," Wentz said. "We are just going to keep competing our tails off and practicing our tails off and see where the chips fall." The Dallas Cowboys started off strong in Detroit (save for the bit early on), scoring three touchdowns in the first half; however Ezekiel Elliott Jersey White , it was the final touchdown of their Week 11 win over the Lions that stood out.With 8:03 remaining in the fourth quarter the Cowboys found themselves in third and eight on the 17-yard line. Clutching to a six-point lead, they were hoping to give themselves a little breathing room.They came out in a trips formation, with three receivers spread out to the left, one receiver spread out to the right, and Dak Prescott in the shotgun with Ezekiel Elliott to his right. The Lions ran a zero blitz Womens Taco Charlton Jersey , sending six players after Prescott and leaving the remaining five to play man coverage with no help over the top. Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThis played right into the Cowboys hands as they ran a tailback screen to Elliott. With Rashaan Melvin coming off of the edge unblocked, Prescott is forced to throw a side-arm pass around him. Elliott has to adjust as well and after making a great catch, he puts a hand on the turf to regain his balance. The key block on this play comes from right guard Zack Martin. After releasing in front of Elliott, he picks up the block on Jalen Reeves-Maybin who is responsible for covering Elliott man-to-man. Travis Frederick wheels around to pick up another key block and Elliott is off to the races. A little speed and one sharp cut is all it takes.After he gets into the end zone, he pays tribute to his quarterback with his celebration. This was a great play by Elliott on the screen Taco Charlton Jersey , and he shows off his value in the pass game. This touchdown sealed the win and is this week’s Cowboys Play of the Game.