1:00 PM ET, December 19, 2004
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Terrell Owens has plenty of time to rest for the playoffs.Dorsey Levens' 2-yard touchdown run with 1:57 left helped the Philadelphia Eagles overcome an ankle injury to their star wide receiver and clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a 12-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Cowboys at Eagles: What's the approach moving forward with Owens' injury?
This is the worst thing that could happen to the Eagles. This is a huge loss because he's driven the Eagles' offense all season. The Eagles need their defense to amp up its play to keep opposing teams honest and to protect the offense. I realize the Eagles have already clinched the home field advantage throughout the playoffs, but they must maintain their intensity. Now is not the time to start coasting and not taking opposing teams seriously because the Eagles have home field advantage. Intensity is extremely important in the playoffs and it isn't something that can be turned off and on. The Eagles coaching staff is going to have to reiterate that fact to the players every week.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders. He's a regular contributor to Insider.
Owens had two catches for 24 yards. He has just two TD catches in the last five games after getting 12 in the first nine. ... Jones was held to 80 yards rushing on 25 carries after running for 517 yards in his last four games. ... Westbrook leads all running backs with 73 catches. ... Cundiff has missed 6-of-21 field-goal tries this season.
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