Dak Prescott and the Cowboys face the Eagles on Sunday night time in any other nationally televised sport.(Picture: Michael Ainsworth, AP)FRISCO, Texas \u2014 The Cowboys confirmed as much as follow offended this week.Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott used to be satisfied they did.\u201cI imply we have been pissed,\u201d Prescott mentioned Thursday. \u201cI\u2019d were much more pissed if I got here in right here and guys weren\u2019t.\u201d\u201cAnnoyed Monday night time after the sport, Tuesday morning,\u201d added linebacker Jaylon Smith, de facto quarterback of Dallas\u2019 D in veteran Sean Lee\u2019s absence. \u201cAnnoyed now.\u201dCowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford grew to become the query round.\u201cTake into accounts how you may really feel,\u201d he instructed newshounds, \u201cafter a loss that may\u2019t occur. We will\u2019t lose at this time.\u201cWe ain\u2019t were given no different selection however to win those video games.\u201dMathematically, the Three-Five Cowboys aren\u2019t playoff ineligible. However an offense whose 19.2 issues ranks 26th within the league is aware of time is ticking. Dropping Jason Witten (retirement), Dez Bryant (released, now with Saints) and Travis Frederick (autoimmune disorder) gives Dallas no reassurance about its dip in production since 2016 from 26.3 points per game to 22.1\u00a0in 2017 to 19.3\u00a0this season.Running back Ezekiel Elliott and recently traded-for receiver Amari Cooper are each top-5 draft picks under 25 years old.The offense has weapons. But it\u2019s not capitalizing.\u201cWe\u2019ve just got to get better all the way around this whole team and play complementary football,\u201d Prescott said. \u201cThe run game\u2019s got to be good when the pass game has got to be good.\u201cOne can\u2019t be up and the other down.\u201dThey attacked this process vigorously Wednesday.The defense studied third downs more carefully this week after allowing Tennessee to convert on 79 percent (11-of-14) of third downs Monday, more than twice as loose as the D\u2019s previously stingy 39.4 percent. The offense continued to scheme Cooper into its game plan this week, interested in exploring the versatility and \u201cmismatch\u201d (Prescott\u2019s words) he showed in college at Alabama running out of both the backfield and slot.'WE SUCK': 7-year-old Cowboys fan writes brutal letter to Jerry JonesARMOUR: Jerry Jones in danger of becoming the NFL's biggest loserDEZ BRYANT: WR a 'pretty big thing' to worry about for CowboysThe team also worked to set aside the emotions that left Prescott sitting in his AT&T Stadium locker alone for minutes after the 28-14 loss Monday. He was processing another game of ball insecurity, this time with an end zone interception and third quarter fumble. Prescott now has 12 turnovers in eight games after a career built on excellent ball security, including a rookie season in which he threw 23 touchdowns and just four interceptions.Turnovers are new to the 135th pick of the 2016 draft.So is a 3-5 record.Prescott\u2019s never dropped this low at the high school, college or NFL level.\u201cI don\u2019t like to lose,\u201d Prescott said, explaining why Monday hit him so hard. \u201cIt\u2019s not something I\u2019m used to and not something I plan to ever get used to.\u201dHe processed that disappointment at his locker, he said.And now?\u201cIt\u2019s moving forward, being positive and knowing how to steer the team we\u2019ve got, the offense we\u2019ve got and where we\u2019re going to go.\u201dWhere the Cowboys go first is division-rival Philadelphia, whose 4-4 record is good enough for second in the division. Even without top running backs Jay Ajayi (ACL tear) or Darren Sproles (hamstring), the Eagles own the best time-of-possession advantage in the league at 33:46. The Tennessee Titans held the ball 8:52 longer than the run-first Cowboys on Monday.CLOSE\n Although Jerry Jones told media he won't fire Jason Garrett in-season, the Cowboys head coach shouldn't get too comfortable.\n USA TODAY SportsDoes Philadelphia\u2019s successful ball-hogging catch Dallas\u2019 attention?\u201cThat\u2019s a world-championship football team,\u201d defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said Thursday. \u201cAnd they obviously, with that, got our attention.\u201dThey\u2019re also the chippiest opponent on the schedule, players say, including Tyrone Crawford, who\u2019s played them nine times. Think fans digging up old dirt on social media and throwing items at players.\u201cIt gets kind of crazy out there,\u201d Crawford said. \u201cI think every single time I\u2019ve played the Eagles, I\u2019ve talked a lot of crap and just try to crack as many heads as I can.\u201dAdded Jaylon Smith: \u201cWe hate each other.\u201dLeave it to Prescott to appreciate that, like at practice Wednesday, his teammates brought the fuel. But Prescott\u2019s message to his teammates, which was that as long as they still control their playoff destiny, \u201chaving a (expletive) attitude or whatever it is doesn\u2019t get us anywhere.\u201dJust \u201cwork our tails off,\u201d he said, and focus on the Eagles game.What does the rivalry mean to Prescott, who followed up a spectacular overtime win as a rookie in AT&T Stadium with a 37-9 loss in which he threw three interceptions last year?\u201cThat game speaks for itself,\u201d Prescott said.Follow USA TODAY Sports' Jori Epstein on Twitter\u00a0@JoriEpstein.AutoplayDisplay ThumbnailsDisplay CaptionsClosing SlideNext SlideFor those who love speaking soccer, we've the very best spot for you. Sign up for our new Fb Team, The Ruling Off the Box, to have interaction in pleasant debate and dialog with fellow soccer enthusiasts and our NFL insiders.