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October 31, 2011

Cowboys' run defense is run over by McCoy

The Cowboys ranked first in the NFL against the run before Sunday. They had allowed no 100-yard rushers. In fact, only the Patriots had 100 yards rushing against them as a team. New England ran for 101 yards on Oct. 16.

The Eagles had done in the Cowboys' run statistics by halftime.

LeSean McCoy rushed for a career-high 185 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries.

"Obviously, with a back like McCoy, he can expose you really quick," Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking said. "That was probably some of it. It’s hard to tell right now. He’s a great player. A lot of times he was pinned up, and he made yardage on his own. He got the edge of our defense. He ran inside. He did it all. We are all responsible for that."

The Eagles finished with 239 rushing yards on 38 carries.

"They're very good running the football," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "There's a reason they're the No. 1 rush team in the National Football League. They do a very good job from a scheme standpoint. They have good blockers; they have good runners; and it was just a tough task. We defended the run well throughout the year. Tonight, we weren't able to do that."

-- Charean Williams

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Outcoached, Outschemed. Im not gonna pretend that I know more than a pro coach but the Cowboys were not disciplined and staying in thier gaps. They were out of position. And please tell me why thier receivers were open by ten yards everytime?

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