Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz wasn't thrilled with his performance on Sunday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys as he underlined that going forward he has got to do a better job if he wants to give his team a better chance at winning games.
The Cowboys, who were starting their third-string quarterback Ben DiNucci following the injuries of Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton, entered the game as the big underdogs but the Eagles were struggling to capitalize and the game was tighter than expected.
Wentz went 15-of-27 for 127 yards, threw two touchdowns, two interceptions and also had two fumbles but the Eagles escaped with a 23-9 win, mainly because the Cowboys were also struggling mightily to capitalize on their chances and score points.
With a 3-1-4 record, the Eagles hold the top spot of the NFC East division. "I'm not good enough. I'm pumped we got the win, but I'm going to have to watch the tape and I'm a little frustrated with how I played and how we've left some plays out there, left some points out there, and missed some big opportunities," Wentz said after the game, per CBS Sports.
"I can be better. I know I will be. I would say the same thing for this far in the season."
Wentz says his mindset is to be aggressive on the field
"I'm pumped that we're at the top of our division, that we're heading into this bye week, but halfway through the year I know I can play better and a lot of it's just coming down to taking care of the football.
I feel like I'm still the same aggressive guy that's going to pull the trigger and I never want to change that. But [it's about] being smart and putting it in the right spot." The Cowboys led 9-7 at halftime but their offense shut down in the second set as the Eagles scored 16 unanswered points to get the win.
When asked about Wentz' struggles and if there were any thoughts of pulling out their starting quarterback out of the game, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said absolutely not. "No, there was never any of that conversation to pull him," Pederson said.
"The conversation was, again, explaining that just, hey, we can't do that. We're in a position to put points on the board and continue a drive if we just throw the ball away and that's something that we've got to learn from."