The Philadelphia Eagles went from being considered Super Bowl contenders to longshots in a one-week span.
That's why Chip Kelly preaches: "Praise and blame are all the same."
After dominating the Cowboys in a 33-10 win on Thanksgiving, the Eagles had seemingly stamped themselves as one of the elite teams in the NFC. But they followed up with a 24-14 loss at home to the Seahawks that dropped into the second tier behind Green Bay (10-3), Arizona (10-3) and Seattle (9-4).
They're 9-4 and tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East going into Sunday's rematch against the Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field.
Tony Romo kept his notes on Philadelphia after Dallas' blowout loss on Thanksgiving with the NFC East lead on the line.
They will come in handy for the rematch two weeks later with the teams again tied atop the division at 9-4 following the Eagles' loss to Seattle.
The Dallas quarterback said the challenge before last week's 41-28 win over the Bears was not letting his mind drift to the defensive scheme the Eagles used in one of Romo's worst games of the season. Philadelphia won the first meeting 33-10.