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Eying the enemy: Dallas defense looking for redemption in rematch with the Eagles

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And it’s McCoy with the facepalm to the Dallas defense! Image via Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I on Flickr.

It’s the day before the big Dallas Cowboys – Philadelphia Eagles rematch, and it seems like a loong time until Sunday night. To get (more) riled up, I decided to work on my pre-holiday diet and scour the stories of the Dallas media in advance of the huge primetime meeting. Continue reading ‘Eying the enemy: Dallas defense looking for redemption in rematch with the Eagles’

Cruisin’ around the East: NFC East Predictions for 2014

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By: Gary Splinter
We have one week remaining of the preseason in the NFL, so now is a good time to look at the NFC East in general. Most experts agree that the division is entirely up for grabs one year after Philadelphia was able to make the playoffs under new head coach Chip Kelly. Here is a quick look at each of the other teams, with 2014 regular season projections at the end. Continue reading ‘Cruisin’ around the East: NFC East Predictions for 2014′

Cowboys v Eagles preview: Desperate for a win

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Today’s showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field marks a battle of desperation. Two organizations who entered the season with high expectations now see their teams sitting at a disappointing 3-5, with already slim chances of contending for a playoff spot on the line this week.

Both Philadelphia and Dallas are teams more similar than we’d like to admit. Two squads filled with talent that can’t seem to put it all together on the field. Two quarterbacks in Mike Vick and Tony Romo plagued with turnover troubles whose fanbases are coming to the painful realization that they are not the ones who will lead them to the promised land of a Super Bowl ring. And growing calls for the end of the coaching tenures of Andy Reid and Jason Garrett. Continue reading ‘Cowboys v Eagles preview: Desperate for a win’

Yo, New York! Talk Is Cheap.

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Attention, Eli Manning & Co. You're going DOWN!

No sooner did the New York Giants step off the field from their Monday Night Football triumph over Saint Louis did the team start to focus on their next opponent: Division rival and increasing foe Philadelphia.

DE Justin Tuck had some things to say about the upcoming game. While Eagles fans recall the so-called Miracle at the Meadowlands with a mixture of awe and glee, the game, and specifically the 4th quarter Philadelphia comeback, will likely stay with Tuck forever.

“Last year will linger with me until I die,” he said.

Oh, goodie.

As the Eagles have won the past 6 games against the Giants, one would think that the team would be hoping for their best chance to win against Philadelphia. And that means a Vick-less Eagles squad. Right?

Not so, says Tuck.

“But you always want to be beat teams at their best. Me personally, yes I do, I would love for him to play. I think he brings the best out of us, too. Maybe we go down there and he’s not in there, and we think, ‘Oh we’ve got this thing won.’

“If he’s playing, then we know we gotta be on our toes. That’s not a shot at whoever would play if he doesn’t play. We all know that Philadelphia’s a great football team. They got a lot of pieces to the puzzle. We’re going to have play a great game, regardless of if Vick plays or not.”

Safety Antrel Rolle wasn’t quite as poised about his comments about Philadelphia, though he shares Tuck’s desire to see Mike Vick play come Sunday. Continue reading ‘Yo, New York! Talk Is Cheap.’