Here’s a player-by-player breakdown of what we saw from the Eagles’ defense against the Cowboys, after having re-watched. Read more »
Even though they were off on Sunday, the Eagles were affected by games around the NFL. Below is a look, Q&A-style, at where things stand for the Birds in terms of playoff positioning. Read more »
Here’s a player-by-player review of the Eagles’ offense after having re-watched their win over the Cowboys. Read more »
The Eagles are off on Sunday, but with December approaching, we feel OK discussing playoff positioning. Keeping that in mind, here is a quick look at the two games that could affect the Birds this weekend. Read more »
ARLINGTON, Texas — Bennie Logan insists he wasn’t trying to create a stir.
The Eagles’ nose tackle was asked during the week about the Cowboys’ offensive line, and he made it quite clear that he wasn’t impressed. His comments seemed somewhat out of character, but Logan’s fellow defensive linemen Fletcher Cox and Cedric Thornton backed him up. They felt like they were a good group that has been flying the under the radar, and they were not going to be intimidated by the one of the league’s best rushing attacks.
“People had their own opinions about teams and things like that,” Logan said after the Eagles’ 33-10 win. “I’m a nobody. I’m a nobody. We’ve got a lot of nobodies up front. People don’t give us the credit and things like that. We just play football. We have fun when we do it. It wasn’t any big talk or anything, no big pressure or anything like that. We just wanted to go out there and have fun and just play our style of defense.”
The Eagles’ defensive line showed up in a big way, limiting DeMarco Murray to 73 yards and 3.7 YPC. Both numbers were season lows. This was just the second time in 12 games Murray failed to gain at least 100 yards. Read more »
ARLINGTON, Texas – Here’s what we saw during today’s Eagles-Cowboys game. Read more »
Join Tim and Sheil for a live chat during today’s Eagles-Cowboys game. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m.
The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Dallas Cowboys: QB Nick Foles, CB Roc Carmichael, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, WR Jeff Maehl and DL Taylor Hart. Read more »
Here’s a look at how the Eagles match up with the Cowboys.
WHEN THE EAGLES RUN…
LeSean McCoy had one of his most productive games of the year last week, rushing for 130 yards on 21 carries (6.2 YPC) against the Titans. While it’s worth noting that Tennessee had the worst run defense in the NFL, McCoy looked shifty and certainly had more space than he’d had previously. He’s fourth in the league with 859 rushing yards and is averaging 4.0 YPC. The Eagles are 21st overall in rushing offense, per Football Outsiders. Read more »
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Billy Davis was asked Tuesday about the difficulty in making potential scheme changes, given that teams are approaching Week 13.
“It’s tough to change who you are at this point in the season,” he said. “You have to stick with what you have success with and try to correct and get better at the things you’re struggling with.”
Davis’ comment applies to teams around the NFL. In the offseason, coaches assess personnel and decide what they want their squads to look like from a schematic standpoint. They then practice, tweak and practice some more. Wrinkles can be added, and ideas can be scrapped. But as we approach Thanksgiving, for the most part, identities have been established.
And for the Dallas Cowboys, that identity is clear: A balanced offense that is finding success running the football on a weekly basis.
The Eagles, meanwhile, are a team that focuses on stopping the run. Read more »