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Eagles vs. Cowboys: 5 Good Things & 5 Bad - BGN
ICYMI: Posted late on Saturday night.

A Bit of Redemption - Iggles Blitz
Mark Sanchez. Epic failure. Brandon Graham. Bust. Nate Allen. Bust. Casey Matthews. Failure. These players have dealt with a lot of negativity since coming to the NFL. They all played key roles in beating Dallas on Thanksgiving and it must feel good to them to be finally be enjoying some success.

EXTRA! EXTRA! 'Read' All About It: Sanchez and the Read-Option - ChipWagon
Mark Sanchez mentioned after the game Thursday that he was watching film with Nick Foles and Nick encouraged Sanchez to look for opportunities on the keeper in the read-option. It didn't take long for Mark to take Nick's advice on our first red zone opportunity of the game.

Corner Tandem Steps Up Against Dallas - Birds 24/7
While the Dallas passing game wasn’t at its optimum, credit needs to be given to starting cornerbacks Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher. This was not an easy matchup and many thought it would go the way of Green Bay, only this time with Dez Bryant tearing it up on the outside rather than Jordy Nelson. Bryant did pull down a 38-yard reception over Fletcher late in the first quarter and finished with four catches for 73 yards. But that was just one of two Dallas pass plays that went for over 20 yards, and the second came in garbage time on the Cowboys’ final drive.

Wulf's Den: The Eagles Ran Over Dallas -
Well that was a fun Thanksgiving. On this Black Friday edition of the Wulf's Den, we're quite thankful for the Eagles' demonstrative dominance over Dallas, especially on the ground. Coming into the Eagles' 33-10 donkeywhomping of their NFC East rivals, LeSean McCoy acknowledged the impressive rushing season put forth so far by DeMarco Murray. After all, the Cowboys running back led the league with 1,354 rushing yards through 11 games, putting him just behind the pace for a 2,000-yard rushing season. Last year, of course, McCoy led the league in rushing with 1,607 rushing yards. The Eagles' running back joked this week that he'll have to ship the championship belt down to Murray when the season concludes.

Kellystrator: Week 13 -
This week on Eagles Game Plan, head coach Chip Kelly stops by to talk about some players new to the Eagles roster in 2014, from all three phases, and the impact they've made this year …

Maclin perfect example of culture Kelly wants on Eagles - Inquirer
If the culture of the locker room translates directly to the playing field, as Chip Kelly likes to say, then it's easy by now to see why Kelly chose to roll the dice on the recovery of Jeremy Maclin rather than live through another season with talented diva DeSean Jackson as his featured wide receiver. Jackson brings a lot to the table, but he can also knock over glasses and use the wrong silverware once he's there. Kelly said that releasing Jackson after a great season was solely a football decision, and, from his point of view, that's exactly what it was - because the culture controls the football.

Eagles' blueprint with Sanchez coming into focus - Inquirer
Following the Eagles' 2013 blueprint for success, Mark Sanchez was every bit as effective against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving as Nick Foles was last season in winning causes. Chip Kelly has tailored the offense more to Sanchez's skill set, but his recipe for winning without an elite quarterback involves a potent ground game, run-pass balance, and fewer high-risk throws that can often result in turnovers.

String of prime-time sacks boosts Cox’s national profile - CSN Philly
Fletcher Cox knew they’d come. When they did, he knew he’d start to be recognized as one of the game’s best at his position. Cox, the Eagles' imposing defensive tackle, picked up another sack Thursday against the Cowboys in a game that he dominated from start to finish. He caused chaos at scrimmage. He smothered NFL leading rusher DeMarco Murray. And he dropped quarterback Tony Romo for his third sack in the past four games. All before a nationwide audience.

Best Rookie Receiver Class Ever? | The MMQB with Peter King
Odell Beckham Jr. Kelvin Benjamin. Sammy Watkins. Mike Evans. Jordan Matthews. Brandin Cooks. Jarvis Landry. The list goes on. Thirty-three wide receivers were drafted in 2014, including five in the first round who have made significant impacts already.

The Ray Rice reinstatement FAQ - SB Nation
Ray Rice has been reinstated. What does the future hold for the running back, Roger Goodell and the NFL?

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