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Logan: Nothing Special About Cowboys O-Line - Birds 24/7
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.

Still Tied - Iggles Blitz
I can’t say watching Dallas tonight made me all that scared. That OL is terrific and they do have weapons, but Tony Romo can be erratic at times. I do think the Eagles pass rush will be better vs them than the Giants were. They gave Romo tons of time to throw, especially late in the game, and he picked them apart. Do the Eagles have an advantage since they got to relax for part of their game while Dallas had to exert a lot of energy and emotion into coming back to beat the Giants? Interesting question with no definitive answer. The Eagles were coming off a laugher vs the Panthers when they went to Green Bay and got whipped.

Everybody Blocks - ChipWagon
The Eagles got the running game going again yesterday. I wish there was some new wrinkle or new scheme change they made that allowed them to jump start the running game. However, their success yesterday came down to one thing: Execution. Quite simply the Eagles did a much better job up front and as a result, McCoy looked a lot more like the 2013 version. In addition to great OL play in the run game, the Eagles receiving corps put forth an excellent day blocking downfield which lead to some of McCoy and Sproles' bigger runs. But by and large, this was the same scheme and same play calls. Inside zone, outside zone, sweep read and power play. Let's have a look at a few.

Riley Cooper talks about his decreasing playing time - Inquirer
"Maclin's trying to get a contract so he's probably not going to try and come out of the game," Cooper said, apparently with sarcasm. "We want to sub as much as we can. It doesn't matter who it is," Cooper said Monday. "Hopefully, Maclin gets this thing done and he'll probably be subbing just as much. We want guys out there every four plays. We we're trying to rotate every four plays. I'll be in for four or five depending on if we're going tempo. Six, seven plays and then Huff goes in for two and then I go back in."

Didinger: The Bounty Bowl, 25 Years Later -
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for good fellowship, warm feelings and happy reunions with old friends. Then there was Thanksgiving Day, 1989, in Dallas. That’s when the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys met at Texas Stadium and the Eagles greeted former teammate Luis Zendejas with a blindside hit that left the kicker down and dazed on the artificial turf. It is one more chapter in the colorful Eagles-Cowboys rivalry. Most folks refer to it as The Bounty Bowl.

Roseman: Eagles rookies contributing less because of ‘improved roster’ - The 700 Level
It was nice to see Josh Huff vindicate himself with 107-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff in Sunday’s win—the longest play in franchise history. The first-year wideout had been the recipient of a ton of criticism in recent weeks, with miscues resulting in turnovers and even touchdowns for the opposing team. Yet with one touch, Huff showed why people shouldn’t rush to judgment on rookies.

Cowboys' stadium offers little home-field edge - Inquirer
Since the stadium opened, the Cowboys have essentially the same record home and away. They have been 25-21 in AT&T (which was renamed from Cowboys Stadium in 2013) and 24-21 in road games. The stadium is interesting enough and even the players catch themselves watching the video boards from the sideline, but there's nothing even vaguely intimidating about the place.

Thanksgiving game no big deal to Chip Kelly - CSN Philly
"I don’t really ... just tell us when we’re going to play," Kelly said. "We don’t really read much into it or wax nostalgic. It’s not like we’re going to have a cornucopia and turkey on the sideline. We’re just going to go play football."

MMBM Week 12- What Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch really means - SB Nation
Was "the best catch in NFL history" really something more sinister?

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