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Moore: Eagles offense running better when ball is spread around

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23.12.2019

When Carson Wentz involved more guys, the ’O’ was more productive in a 17-9 win over the Cowboys.

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles’ defense did its job Sunday at the Linc, limiting the Cowboys to three field goals.

But for Doug Pederson’s team to win, the offense needed to put up points against the Cowboys. The ’O’ did enough to produce a 17-9 victory in a game for first place in the NFC East.

While it wasn’t exactly a dominating performance — the last time the Eagles won scoring as few as 17 points was September 9, 2012, against the Browns — the offense responded when it had to.

The key for the offense was quarterback Carson Wentz spreading the ball around.

When Wentz, who was terrific (31 for 40 passing, 319 yards) did that, the Eagles moved the ball and typically scored.

When Wentz tended to be predictable and relied too heavily on tight ends Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, the offense stagnated.

It was no accident that the three scoring drives came when guys like receivers JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward and running back Boston Scott were involved. Part of it was out of necessity because favorite target Ertz’s sore ribs limited his effectiveness Sunday, as........

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