The Eagles all but wrapped up the NFC East Sunday night in Dallas with a 37-9 win over the Cowboys.
The Cowboys desperately needed a win but were also shorthanded against the NFL-leading Eagles. Not only was Ezekiel Elliott suspended, but starting left tackle Tyron Smith and linebacker Sean Lee were also ruled out.
The team’s star power was reduced to Dez Bryant, who had a solid game with eighth grabs for 63 yards. After allowing six sacks to Adrian Clayborn against the Falcons, Prescott was sacked four more times exposing a problem the Cowboys need to address.
“The thing I like most about Case is he’s got big balls,” Zimmer said. “He’s not afraid, he’s going to pull the trigger and he’s going to play like that. That’s a good thing.”
With a play that Zimmer said had “a good ending” after the game, Keenum reaffirmed his belief in the benefit of taking risks and the results they often yield.
“You want to give your guys a chance,” Keenum said. “Some chances are better than others, some risks are better than others. Take that third down we threw it deep to Adam last week. Pretty well covered by Lamarcus Joyner. Had a chance, but you might check it down at that point and get a first down. There’s a lot of give and take and a lot of ways you can look at it.”
One of his biggest throws of the game came in the second quarter when Keenum zipped a 15-yard pass to Kyle Rudolph, who juked Samson Ebukam at the line of scrimmage and caught the ball over Alec Ogletree.