Note: Maclin Honored; State Of the Cowboys
The Eagles announced today that Jeremy Maclin has won the franchise’s 2014 Ed Block Courage Award, as voted on by his teammates.
Maclin suffered a torn ACL during training camp in 2013 and missed the season. He rehabbed and re-signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal. The former first-round pick had a career game against the Arizona Cardinals, catching 12 balls for 187 yards and two touchdowns.
On the season, he has 632 yards (10th in the NFL) and is averaging 16.2 yards per reception. Maclin’s 10 catches of 20+ yards rank sixth, and he’s tied for sixth overall with six touchdowns.
Maclin, along with one player from each of the other 31 NFL teams, will be honored at a banquet in the offseason.
Maclin is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2014 season.
STATE OF THE COWBOYS
The Cowboys were handed their second loss of the season Monday night with a 20-17 overtime defeat to Colt McCoy and Washington.
Tony Romo left the game in the second half with a back contusion, but received an injection and returned. He did not look comfortable, fumbling once and nearly throwing an interception as defensive coordinator Jim Haslett continued to send the blitz.
Here’s the latest on Romo:
#Cowboys seem confident Tony Romo suffered muscle contusion near site of 2 back surgeries. Pain tolerance and functional ability big now
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 28, 2014
In other words, it sounds like he won’t miss any action, but he could be playing with pain the rest of the season. There could be another update today.
The Eagles travel to Dallas next month for a Thanksgiving Day showdown. The teams will face off twice in a span of three weeks.
EAGLES CHECK OUT BARNER
The Birds worked out RB Kenjon Barner Monday, according to Adam Caplan.
Barner played his college ball for Chip Kelly at Oregon. The team added him in the summer, but he was eventually released when the Eagles cut down their roster.
Darren Sproles missed Sunday’s game with an MCL injury, and his target return date is unknown. Chris Polk backed up LeSean McCoy, and Trey Burton served as the Eagles’ emergency RB. The team also has Matthew Tucker on its practice squad.