NFL PREVIEW: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-6) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (8-7)
December 25, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-6) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (8-7)
WINNER CLINCHES NFC EAST…EAGLES: QB NICK FOLES leads NFL with 118.8 rating, 9.03 avg. gain & 8.6 TD pct. Has 25 TDs vs. 2 INTs…Eagles lead NFL in rush offense (161.9). RB LE SEAN MC COY leads NFL with 2,012 scrimmage yards & 1,476 rush yards. Can be 1st Eagle to lead NFL in rushing since 1949 (HOFer STEVE VAN BUREN). WR DE SEAN JACKSON has career-high 79 catches & 1,304 yards. Has 9 rec. TDs, tied for his most in season. In past 2 at Dal., has 9 catches for 300 yards (150 per game) & TD (91 yards). WR RILEY COOPER is 3rd in NFL with 18.1 avg…LB DE MECO RYANS leads team with 120 tackles. Had sack & INT in Week 7. LB TRENT COLE had 3 sacks last week & has 7 sacks in past 5. LB MYCHAL KENDRICKS has 3 sacks, INT & FF in past 2. CB BRANDON BOYKIN had 54-yard INT-TD last week, 1st of career. Has career-high 5 INTs…
COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO is 4-0 vs. Phi. in past 4 at home (min. 10 att.) with 120.1 rating (incl. playoffs). Needs 172 yards for 5th 4,000-yard season…RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 1,073 rush yards, his 1st 1,000-yard season. Has rushed for 439 yards (109.8 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4. Had 1st rec. TD catch last week…WR DEZ BRYANT has 85 catches for 1,134 yards & 12 TDs. Needs 5 catches to be 1st Cowboy with 90+ catches, 1,000+ yards & 10+ TDs in consecutive seasons. Has 22 rec. TDs in past 23. Since 2011, has 33 rec. TDs, tied for most by WR. Since 2007, TE JASON WITTEN has 615 catches, most by TE. Is 2nd all-time in receptions (867) by NFL TE…Since entering NFL in 2005, DE DE MARCUS WARE is 2nd with 117 sacks. DT JASON HATCHER has 6 sacks in his past 9. In Week 7, LB SEAN LEE, S BARRY CHURCH & CB BRANDON CARR had INT.