After beating the Cowboys in Week 6, the Eagles are ranked by position

The Eagles are 6-0 heading into their bye week after beating the Cowboys 26-17 on Sunday Night Football.

After jumping out to a 20-0 lead, the Eagles fought off a furious comeback to remain the NFL’s only undefeated team.

The quarterback

Jalen Hurts: 15/25, 155 yards, 2 TDs; 9 rushing attempts, 27 yards

No, you won’t be blown away by 155 passing yards, but Hurts was very solid in this game. He finished with a 104.6 passer rating and threw a pair of touchdown passes. He didn’t have a big game on the field, but did his part to lead the Eagles to victory.

Grade: B+

I run back

Miles Sanders: 18 attempts, 71 yards, 1 TD

Again, the numbers aren’t going to surprise you. But Sanders had 71 yards, Kenny Cainwell 25 and Boston Scott 16. All three Eagles running backs did their jobs when called upon, especially on a drive with 7:37 left in the fourth quarter.

Grade: B+

recipient

AJ Brown: 5 catches on 8 targets, 67 yards, 1 TD

In addition to Brown’s 67 yards and a touchdown, Devonta Smith added 5 catches for 44 yards and a touchdown of his own that came as the capper on that long fourth-quarter run.

Grade: B+

At tight end

Dallas Goedert: 2 catches on 5 targets, 22 yards

Goedert didn’t really get involved in this game, having his worst statistical performance of the season. But at least Jack Stoll had his 21st catch, the longest of his career.

Grade: C

Attack line

With Lane Johnson out, Jack Driscoll did a tough job blocking Micah Parsons. But in the end, the Eagles’ offensive line was able to lead that late drive and protect the Hurts well enough to get the win. It wasn’t a perfect performance but that drive in the fourth lifted them past B status.

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Grade: A-

Defensive line

Hassan Reddick: 1 tackle, 2 QB hits

This game is a perfect example of why sacks don’t tell the whole story of a pass rush. The Eagles didn’t get Cooper Rush down the field once in this game, but their pressure on him certainly affected the game and helped the Eagles force three interceptions. Reddick had 2 QB hits on the first CJ Gardner-Johnson interception and Brandon Graham had a huge hit.

Grade: B+

Linebacker

TJ Edwards: 14 tackles 1 PBU

Edwards led the Eagles with 14 tackles. Kisir White had a strong performance with 8 tackles and a pass breakup. White is known for his coverage ability and speed, but he brought a physical presence Sunday night. It may have been White’s best game in an Eagles uniform.

Grade: B

Secondary

CJ Gardner-Johnson: 4 tackles, 2 INT, 2 PBU

This second stage is dangerous. Everyone played this game. Of course, Gardner-Johnson was stellar with two interceptions as he returned from a second hand injury. But James Bradberry was huge in coverage, and Darius Slay also picked up another interception. Rush didn’t throw an interception all season, and the Eagles took it from him three times.

Grade: A+

Special groups

Jake Elliott: 2/2 on FGs, 2/2 on PATs

Starting to worry about special groups. It seems like every week there’s a big mistake that ends up costing them. Give credit to Elliott. But coverage units gave up more punts and kicks. That 63-yard kick return can’t happen.

Grade: C-

Practice

Record: 6-0

You can always be relaxed about coaching, but the best indicator of their success is finding ways to win these games even if they aren’t pretty. Nick Siriani certainly out-coached Mike McCarthy when it came to situational ball on Sunday.

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Grade: B+

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