On paper, the Eagles have three quality cornerbacks. The Cowboys have three quality wide receivers.
Philadelphia will head into their rematch with Dallas a little short-handed in coverage.
The team announced on Friday that Asante Samuel will miss Philly’s win-or-else game. Or at least it will be win-or-else for the Eagles if the Giants lose early Saturday.
If the Giants beat the Jets, the Cowboys-Eagles game will be pretty inconsequential. The Eagles would be out of the playoff mix, and the Cowboys will still need to beat the Giants in Week 17 to win the division.
Should the Giants win, the only playoff implications will be Dallas’ bid to stay alive for a Wild Card spot they aren’t likely to earn if they finish at 9-7. The odds on two NFC East teams making the playoffs is very slim.