Here are some key matchups that may determine Sunday's game:
Jones terrorized the Eagles last season, especially in the last two meetings. In the season finale, he rushed for 91 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown scamper. A week later in the playoffs, the 5-foot-10, 220-pound running back gobbled up 148 yards, nearly half of which came on a 73-yard touchdown run. Bradley wasn't around for either game, but based on his play thus far this season it's hard to say how much of a difference he would have made. This could be the linebacker's opportunity to live up to some of the preseason hype over his return.
Although his numbers didn't show it - he didn't record a single tackle - Ratliff caused commotion in the last two meetings against the Eagles a year ago. He had the fortune of facing center Nick Cole for most of the time after Jamaal Jackson suffered a knee injury. McGlynn, though, has solidified the position after Jackson endured another season-ending injury in the first game of this season. He had his issues early on against 3-4 defenses, but he blocked the Redskins' Albert Haynesworth into submission the last time the Eagles played an opponent with a similar scheme.
Since his return from arthroscopic knee surgery, Peters has been his most consistent since putting on an Eagles uniform a season ago. Each week he's neutralized one of the league's top pass rushers. This Sunday he'll face another stiff challenge in Ware, who already has 91/2 sacks. Ware's predicament is that the Cowboy's other pass rushers have done virtually nothing this season, which means the Eagles can help Peters with an extra blocker.