Monday, November 02, 2009

Reid looks ahead to Cowboys


The Giants came. They saw. And the Eagles conquered.

It is time to now gaze ahead to the Cowboys, who arrive in Philadelphia Sunday night with first place in the NFC East on the line. Eagles coach Andy Reid was asked about the 5-2 Cowboys today, who have won three straight.

“I think they’re playing aggressive," Reid said at his day-after news conference. "I think their offensive line and defensive line are playing very physical football. They’re giving [Cowboys QB] Tony [Romo] time to get back there and throw and then they match it with a good running game. Defensively, they’re flying around. [Cowboys head coach] Wade [Phillips] has taken over. They’re blitzing from all over the place. They have a whole variety of different blitzes. They’re utilizing everybody there.”

The 5-2 Eagles are fairly healthy heading into the Dallas game. Reid said that Brian Westbrook (concussion), who missed Sunday's game, should be back practicing by Wednesday. That doesn't mean the running back will be ready to go against the Cowboys, however.

"We're going to make sure that he's okay to perform," Reid said. "We're not going to do anything to put him in jeopardy."

Based off the run game's performance against New York, Reid may not need to rush Westbrook back.

Linebacker Chris Gocong has a quadriceps contusion and a hamstring strain, according to Reid, and is day-to-day. Defensive end Chris Clemons, who left the Giants game with a shoulder injury, is OK.

Defensive end Victor Abiamiri is still recovering from a knee strain and wide receiver Kevin Curtis (knee) is most likely out for the Dallas game.