Logan: Nothing Special About Cowboys O-Line
The Dallas Cowboys enter Thursday’s game averaging 4.9 YPC and 150.1 yards per game on the ground. Both marks rank second in the NFL.
DeMarco Murray (1,354 yards, 5.1 YPC) has received plenty of accolades, and so has Dallas’ offensive line. But in the Eagles’ locker room Monday afternoon, nose tackle Bennie Logan was in no mood to heap praise on the team’s next opponent.
“To be honest with you, [I’m] tired of hearing about it,” Logan said, noting that the Eagles have faced better offensive lines. “Their O-Line, the only thing they did was add one guy, so it’s not like this year they’re so special. They’ve got to line up and play us. Are we looking forward to it? It’s not a challenge for us or anything. It’s just next game. And it’s on Thanksgiving Day.”
Are you hyped to go up against them since they’ve received so much praise?
“Not at all,” Logan said. “They’re the ones that have to live up to the hype of them being the greatest offensive line and this and that. It’s just football. Physical football. The style that I love to play.”
Logan is having an excellent season. Per NFL.com’s stats, no nose tackle in the league has more tackles (38). As a team, the Eagles are limiting opponents to 3.9 YPC (tied for ninth).
They’ve been good against the run all season, but in the next two weeks, the Eagles face Murray (twice) and Marshawn Lynch.
“Murray’s a very good back,” Logan said. “He’s a patient back. Once he sees the hole, he’s gonna hit it. The offensive linemen do a good job of stretch blocking and things like that, but I don’t think there’s anything special or spectacular about them.”