(CBS/AP) - Is it too early to call Philadelphia the Redeem Team? All the talk at the beginning of the year was how the Eagles had assembled a dream team, an all-star cast, a perfect storm of post-season potential. A 2-4 start to the season put that story to bed pretty quickly. But after thumping the Dallas Cowboys 34-7 on Sunday night, the dream may be back.
Even Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who started the season calling Philly the "all-hype" team, admitted after the game, "I got outcoached."
The whole Dallas team got outcoached. Eagles head coach Andy Reid is unbeaten in games coming after a bye week, with a post-bye record of 13-0. Philadelphia gashed the Cowboys in the running game, and quarterback Michael Vick tore apart the 'Boys secondary all night.
By the time Rob Ryan's defense stopped Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles, the game was out of reach.
Vick threw two touchdown passes, LeSean McCoy had a career-best 185 yards rushing and two scores and the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 34-7 Sunday night.
Ryan, the Cowboys defensive coordinator, fired up the Eagles with some trash-talking during the summer after they added several big-name players. The son of beloved former Philadelphia coach Buddy Ryan called the Eagles the "all-hype" team and predicted the Cowboys would "beat their (butt)."
He was way off.
"I got outcoached by Reid and their staff," Ryan said. "It's ridiculous. I never gave our guys a chance. The whole thing was on me."
As for the Eagles, the dream may still be alive. Though they face a brutal schedule in the second half of the season, Philadelphia is finally showing glimpses of what all that talent can do when firing on all cylinders. If only Andy Reid could have a bye every other week.