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Packers win Eagles' Super Bowl: Handing out 10 awards - PhillyVoice
The Cowboys ran DeMarco Murray into the ground this season. Including the playoffs, Murray carried the ball 436 times in 2014. History is not kind to running backs in the seasons following workloads of over 400 carries. Murray will be a free agent this offseason, so it will be interesting to see if the Cowboys pay bigtime dollars to a player who is extremely likely not to be as effective a runner as he was in 2014.

Eagles Notes: The Dick LeBeau Question - Birds 24/7
Billy Davis got his first job in the NFL as a quality control coach with the Steelers back in 1992. At the time, LeBeau and Dom Capers were coming up with their zone blitz scheme under head coach Bill Cowher. Davis has talked about how those days greatly influenced his coaching philosophy. And in terms of scheme, no NFL team resembles the Eagles' two-gap 3-4 more than the Steelers. Coaches actually showed Eagles players Steelers film when they were first introducing the two-gapping techniques they wanted to implement.

Pauline's Shrine Game Preview -
The 90th version of the East-West Shrine Game begins Monday morning as the second half of the scouting season begins in earnest. This classic All-Star game, known for doing much good off the field, has offered players an opportunity to make their ascent up draft boards. Last January, it was quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who put on an impressive show and was rewarded by being the second-round selection of the New England Patriots. The prior year it was offensive lineman Terron Armstead from Arkansas Pine-Bluff who caught scouts by surprise. Armstead, selected in the third round, is now the starting left tackle for the New Orleans Saints. So which players could come out of nowhere and leave the Shrine Game with momentum on their side? Here are 15 players to keep an eye on.

Dallas Done - Iggles Blitz
Re-lax. That was Aaron Rodger’s advice to Packers fans in September and it is now what Eagles fans can do since Dallas has been eliminated. The thought of Tony Romo making it to the Super Bowl, win or lose, is almost too much for the human mind to deal with. I’ll probably root for the Packers to win from here on out, but we can all relax now and enjoy the games. The one team we all hate has been eliminated.

Chip Kelly's imprint remains on Oregon Ducks - Inquirer
The same Oregon-to-Eagles jokes made in Philadelphia are recited in the Ducks locker room, where players wonder which of their teammates will end up playing for Chip Kelly next. "Maybe they need some more," backup quarterback Jeff Lockie quipped.

25 Random Points: Maclin, Roseman, Villanova & more - CSN Philly
Next time you’re feeling down about the Eagles and like this is such a down period, consider this: From 1962 through 1977, a 16-year span, they didn’t win a playoff game and had just one winning record. During that period, they went 73-142-9. That’s an average of 4 1/2 wins per year. Over a decade and a half. The next-worst team during that span was the Oilers, who won 16 more games than the Eagles. The Dolphins won 25 more games than the Eagles during that span. And they didn’t even exist until 1966.

Refs (correctly) overturn Dez Bryant's incredible catch - SB Nation
Dez Bryant made an incredible play, but the refs said it wasn't a catch -- the correct interpretation of a bad rule.

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