This is heady stuff for the Eagles, who certainly "shot their shot'' in roster-building in an attempt to overtake Dallas in the division.
In NFC East parlance - and a phrase popularized by legendary coach Bill Parcells - "There are no medals for 'trying.''
And therefore, as a result of the "Thursday Night Football'' matchup that pitted the powerful Philadelphia Eagles,
against the woeful Houston Texans, the 29-17 final score, which allows Philly to move to 8-0 for the first time in franchise history, leaves the Texans with ...
"Keeping it close'' is not good enough. "Dameon Pierce is damn good'' is not good enough.
"We were tied for a while'' is not good enough. We mention the NFC East above, and the bye week Dallas Cowboys surely
watched this national TV game hoping for some in-state and in-division help.
The Cowboys are 6-2 and they believe the are on the same level with an Eagles team that already has notched one win over Dallas. ...
and that overall is witnessing the development of Houston native Jalen Hurts,
the second-year QB who has now won 11 consecutive games as the starter for the Eagles.