Cowboys looking to buck trend

History favors Philadelphia in Sunday's battle for NFC East supremacy

Originally Published: December 31, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Part of the Dallas Cowboys' recent woes in December can be attributed to Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles.

In this series, the Cowboys usually win the first game, then Reid makes adjustments and the Eagles win the second one, which is often played in December. The Eagles have beaten the Cowboys in eight of the teams' past nine second meetings. Six of those games were played in December.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hopes the start of a new year and a new-look team can change that.

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