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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor
The Eagles entered the half down two scores, which would be bad if it weren’t for the fact that this is the Eagles practice squad who hung tight with the Cowboys starters until a poor final drive that gave Dallas an extra score.
To the shock of no one, that didn’t change.
The only shock was that the Cowboys left their starters in until partway through the fourth quarter, apparently afraid that their backups would be unable to hold a two-score lead against that of the Eagles.
Gainwell was effective even against the Dallas starting defense with an offensive line of back-ups. 12 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown. He wasn’t as effective in the pass game (four for nine yards) but that was more due to the poor blocking he received around him.
Williams was highly impactful up front in this one. He’s become like a third starter and offers extreme flexibility being just as effective inside or out. He registered three tackled (two for loss) along with a handful of pressures, a QB hit and even a batted pass.