Who the Eagles Expect To Start At QB for Dallas This Week

Dak Prescott and Tony Romo. (USA Today Sports)

Dak Prescott and Tony Romo. (USA Today Sports)

After Dak Prescott’s worst performance of the season in the Cowboys’ Week 14 loss to the Giants, some talked emerged about whether he could potentially be benched in favor of Tony Romo if he continued to post passer ratings around 45.4 and throw more interceptions than touchdown passes. Three weeks later, Prescott may actually sit for at least part of the Eagles-Cowboys game on Sunday — but only because of how well he’s playing.

“You can expect Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Dez Bryant and those offensive guys to start, but I don’t see them playing the entire game,” Dallas Morning News Cowboys beat reporter Jon Machota told Birds 24/7. “Some of them will be pulled after maybe a half; perhaps Dak goes into the third quarter a bit. Once Dak is pulled out, I think you’ll see Mark Sanchez and not Tony Romo. That first-team offensive line will play as long as Dak is out there, and I think they’ll be subbing those guys out once Dak is pulled.” Read more »

Mark Sanchez Traded to Broncos, Bair Cut

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

The Eagles have traded Mark Sanchez to the Denver Broncos for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017, the team confirmed Friday.

When Doug Pederson described his quarterback depth chart on Thursday, he said “Sam Bradford is the No. 1, Chase Daniel is the No. 2, and we’re working on the No. 3.”

If any confirmation was needed that Sanchez was no longer in the team’s plans, that was it.

Sanchez was scheduled to make a base salary of $4.5 million this season and carried a cap number of $5.5 million. The Eagles get $4.5 million in cap relief. As several outlets have noted, that number would have been $3.5 million if he was released instead of traded. Read more »

By the Numbers: Doug Pederson’s Quick Fixes

Chiefs tight ends coach Tom Melvin and Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)

Chiefs tight ends coach Tom Melvin and Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)

The Eagles’ offense, for all of its bells and whistles, was an unabashed mess in 2015. The run game fell apart, the passing game was spotty, and the offensive line suffered in a big way.

Hundreds of miles away, Doug Pederson and the Chiefs found a way to string together a monster winning streak with Alex Smith under center and their No. 1 running back sidelined for a good portion of the season.

While dumping an offensive genius in Chip Kelly and picking up a throwback offensive mind in Pederson may mean expecting a more productive unit initially feels a little backward, there might be something to a new perspective and a successful mind trying his hand at the Eagles’ cluttered offense.

Here are three things Pederson can start with.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Quarterback Outlook

Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

Throughout the next two weeks, we’ll take a position-by-position look at where the Eagles stand going into the offseason. In the first installment, we’ll cover the quarterbacks.

STATE OF THE ROSTER

It’s fascinating how many different lenses you can look at Sam Bradford’s season through, and it reveals how a person feels about the quarterback when they pick their lens. Read more »

Weekend Reading: Sam Bradford’s Next Move

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

Snowed in by literal feet of the fluffy white stuff? Stranded without football until Sunday afternoon? Fret not, friends. We’ve compiled a roundup of the best Eagles-related reading for your consumption. Have at it.

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Report: John DeFilippo To Be Quarterbacks Coach

Mike DeFilippo

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Another day, another hire for Doug Pederson‘s staff.

According to a report last night from FOX’s Mike Garafolo, the Eagles will hire John DeFilippo as the team’s new quarterbacks coach.

Garafolo’s follow-up tweet makes it seem that Pederson snared a popular young coach for his staff in the 37-year-old DeFilippo.

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What They’re Saying About the Eagles

Chip Kelly. (Jeff Fusco)

Chip Kelly. (Jeff Fusco)

After another monumental loss, Chip Kelly and the Eagles are reeling at 4-7. There are plenty of opinions to be had on the Birds’ beleaguered head coach, and where the season went wrong. We’ve rounded up the highlights for you.

But first, a transaction note: the Eagles placed Nolan Carroll (broken ankle) on IR and signed Jaylen Watkins off the Bills practice squad. A fourth-round pick of the Eagles in 2014, Watkins was released during final cut-downs this summer. The Florida product appeared in three games for the Eagles last year and posted three tackles and a pass defensed.

Now onto the roundup.

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