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Tom Brady beats NFL and has DeflateGate suspension overturned, which is great news for the Eagles

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Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his involvement in the New England Patriots' DeflateGate scandal has been nullified by a federal judge, per an announcement on Thursday. This means that Roger Goodell and the NFL lost.

This decision is great news for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots are scheduled to play the Dallas Cowboys in a Week 5 matchup this season. With New England having a Week 4 bye, Brady would have been forced to serve the fourth and final game of his suspension by sitting out against Dallas. If the suspension was upheld, the Cowboys would have played against unproven second-year passer Jimmy Garoppolo. Now the Cowboys defense, which recently lost one of its' best players for the season, will have to deal with Brady instead.

Suspension or not, the Eagles were always scheduled to play against Brady this season. Philadelphia will play the Patriots during Week 13 in New England this year.