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NFL Week 10 NBC Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles Preview - PFF
Golden Tate’s debut: Golden Tate is set to make his Eagles’ debut this week. Since being drafted in 2010, Tate has forced 172 missed tackles. That is 63 more than any other wide receiver in that span.

Eagles vs. Cowboys: Four matchups that matter - BGN
Golden Tate vs Cowboys Secondary: Golden Tate, the newest member of the Philadelphia Eagles, has found a large portion of his success out of the slot. So far in 2018, with a mediocre team mind you, Tate has caught 26 of 38 passes in the slot for 339 yards and 2 TDs. When targeting Tate in the slot, Stafford has thrown for a passer rating of 102.9 (31st/54 WRs). The young Dallas secondary, however, has allowed a passer rating of 118.9 by opposing quarterbacks when targeting the slot (27th/32 teams). With 40 caught passes for 494 yards and 4 touchdowns, Carson Wentz and Golden Tate might become pals real quick on Sunday night. When this mismatch is combined with the tough match up for Ertz against the Dallas linebackers, its hard not to envision Golden Tate, and perhaps even our boy Nelson Agholor, having a great game.

Safety Blitz with Malcolm Jenkins: NFL teams ‘are afraid to deal with’ Colin Kaepernick - PhillyVoice
“Normally, that is the case, if you’re good enough, then you can overcome being a bad apple and having some baggage with you,” Jenkins said. “Greg Hardy with Dallas and all of those guys you mention, if you’re talented enough, someone will usually give you a chance. What I think has happened to Kaepernick was so big and caused so much turmoil that NFL teams are afraid to deal with a guy with that stature.

Confidence - Iggles Blitz
No one knows if they can trust the Eagles right now. That’s true of fans, Pederson and even the players themselves. The Eagles have been too sloppy. They’ve made too many mistakes. That can change in a hurry. A strong effort from the Eagles on Sunday night would mean a lot. A win would put the Eagles above .500 for the first time since Week 1. That would give the Eagles two straight wins and help them to feel good about themselves. Can they deliver?

Eagles Mailbag: Re-signing Golden Tate, missing LeGarrette Blount, more - NBCSP
It’s an interesting question and, in a vacuum, the answer is obviously yes. Even though he’s 30, there haven’t been many more productive players than Golden Tate in recent NFL history. Here’s the problem: Alshon Jeffery’s cap number is nearly $15 million next season. If they keep Nelson Agholor on his fifth-year option, that’s around another $9.5 million (they’ve already exercised the option but it’s not guaranteed). So we’re talking about nearly $25 million between two receivers after the Eagles are allocating less than $17 million for that entire position group in cap space coming into this season. Would the Eagles be willing to spend over $30 million on three players at one position? To put that into perspective, just one team (the Buccaneers) allocated over $30 million to receivers this season. Still, it’s possible the Eagles might re-sign Tate. They could even part ways with Agholor if they don’t want to keep him on that fifth-year option deal or they could sign him to a long-term deal and alleviate some cap space for 2019. But this is also the first offseason with the opportunity to extend Carson Wentz, which could absolutely change anything. It’s a little bit of a double-edged sword; the better Tate plays these last eight games, the more expensive he’ll be to keep. I don’t think it’s likely, but I’ll never rule Howie Roseman out.

Lawlor: Game Preview vs. Dallas -
The Dallas Cowboys dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars, winning 40-7. Dallas ran for 206 yards. The Jaguars had 204 total yards. That’s domination. Jerry Jones and Jason Garrett finally saw the team they had been waiting to emerge. Unfortunately for Jones, Garrett, and Cowboys fans, that game was an anomaly. Dallas has lost two games since then. The Cowboys are 3-1 in their last four contests. At a time when most teams are coming together to show who they really are, Dallas is falling apart. That should be music to the ears of Eagles fans.

All-22: Dissecting 21 plays that show the Eagles offense’s struggles and success in the red zone - The Athletic
As you can see from these plays, the Eagles don’t have fundamental flaws in their offensive scheme and possess the type of playmakers who can score touchdowns in the red zone. Moving the ball on offense has not been an issue for the Eagles but they must begin finishing in the red zone with a higher level of consistency. The issues we highlighted are fixable but will require attention to detail and focus on the part of the players, something that was lacking in the first half of the season. They’ll get a chance to start the second half strongly with a date against Dallas on Sunday night.

Weather: Week 10 Forecasts - Rotoworld
Dallas at Philadelphia (8:20 PM ET): Dallas in primetime has become a tradition that seemingly no one enjoys other than Cowboys’ fans. The Eagles will head into this matchup as seven-point favorites with significant edges all over the field. It will be a colder game with 39-degree temperatures and 4 MPH winds expected. All fantasy options can be started as usual.

Dallas Is Running Out of Time to Salvage Its Season - The Ringer
The NFC East is bad, which impacts fans everywhere because its teams are featured in so many prime-time games. The Eagles-Cowboys matchup on Sunday Night Football is no exception. Dallas is coming off one of the most uninspiring prime-time performances of the season that didn’t feature Jon Gruden. The Cowboys traded a first-round pick to acquire Amari Cooper at the trade deadline, a move that was supposed to help save their offense and make Dak Prescott a top quarterback again. This did not happen. Their loss to the Tennessee Titans on MNF was so bad it prompted a 7-year-old to write a letter to owner Jerry Jones complaining about the team. To make matters worse, former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant signed with the Saints this week. He’ll play with Drew Brees, one of the few quarterbacks who can make anyone look productive, even the unexplosive version of Bryant that presently exists. One or two big Dez games will make the Cowboys’ problems look worse.

Puzzling over what ails the Cowboys - Blogging The Boys
That’s the problem, though. If he hasn’t found reason to change at this point, with the media and fans cleaning out bins of pitchforks and torches in most of Texas and several surrounding areas, will he do so now? Maybe the visible anger from Jerry Jones after that crap against the Titans will motivate him, but given the intransigence so far, you have to wonder. This has already become absurd. If Linehan does manage to extract his cranium from the nether reaches of his alimentary canal and do something about this, does it really matter? The upcoming five games look really tough. And the first eight weeks of the season have already provided sufficient evidence that he needs to go. Maybe he knows that, and sees no reason to fix things for a team that he will be leaving.

The NFL’s best, worst offseason moves, and how they’ll work out long term - ESPN In$ider
We do know Manning has struggled behind a poor offensive line in recent seasons. We do know evaluators consulted back in March generally thought Solder was coming off a down season with New England in 2017. They did not see the 30-year-old winner of two Super Bowls as an elite left tackle, but they acknowledged beggars could not be choosers, either. Solder was one of the most proven linemen on the market in free agency, leading the line-starved Giants to treat him as though he could reverse their fortunes up front.

Report — Giants cut Patrick Omameh, add Quadree Henderson to 53-man roster - Big Blue View
Give New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur credit for admitting a mistake and moving quickly to get past it. The Giants have reportedly released offensive lineman Patrick Omameh, signed to a three-year, $15 million contract ($5.5 million guaranteed) in the offseason. To replace Omameh on the roster, the Giants promoted kick returner/wide receiver Quadree Henderson from the practice squad.

Redskins Injury Update: Jamison Crowder downgraded to OUT vs Buccaneers - Hogs Haven
Jamison Crowder has been downgraded to OUT after returning to practice for the first time in over a month this week. Crowder has missed the last 4 games after spraining his ankle during the Monday night loss to the New Orleans Saints. He was listed as questionable by Jay Gruden yesterday after being limited in practice on Thursday and Friday.

Report: Ravens’ Joe Flacco is dealing with a hip injury, status for Week 11 up in the air - Baltimore Beatdown
If Flacco is unable to play, this would mark the seventh regular season of his career that he did not start for the Ravens since 2008. It would also be Lamar Jackson’s first NFL start. Jackson has only attempted 12 passes this season while completing 7 of them for 87 yards and a touchdown. He has also amassed 139 rushing yards and a touchdown. Regardless of who the starting quarterback will be in Week 11, Baltimore’s offense desperately needs to find consistency. With a terrible 1-3 record in the AFC North and an overall record of 4-5, the Ravens desperately need to hit the ground running after their bye week.

Matt Barkley will start for Buffalo Bills against New York Jets - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills named Matt Barkley their starting quarterback for Sunday’s match against the New York Jets, pitting the journeyman against another backup, Josh McCown. The battle is sure to be an unforgettable event for the ages.

Which current NFL player would make the best head coach? - SB Nation
The NFL’s coaching ranks are littered with former players. Todd Bowles spent eight seasons as a defensive back. Doug Pederson started nine games at quarterback for the Eagles before leading them to their first Super Bowl title as a second-year head coach. Frank Reich led the greatest comeback, non-Falcons division, in NFL history.

Reaction & Grade for the Jimmy Butler trade - Liberty Ballers
Jimmy Butler is an incredibly talented and effective player, and despite what some would have you believe, he’s going to be a great fit in the Sixers offense. Butler is an effective spot-up shooter, a worthy running mate to Ben Simmons in transition, and most importantly for the playoffs, he gets bucketz one-on-one. He’s also a world-class defender, which softens some of the blow of losing Covington.


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