Eagles Beat Cowboys To Win NFC East

ARLINGTON, Texas – Throughout the season, Chip Kelly insisted he would pick his head up on Dec. 29 and see where the Eagles stood. So when Kelly picked his head up late in the Eagles’ 24-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys, he saw cornerback Brandon Boykin jump in front of a pass to Miles Austin for an interception that clinched their first NFC East title since 2010.

The victory came with tense moments, but the Eagles did enough to ensure a postseason bid in Kelly’s first season in Philadelphia. The Eagles host the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday at 8:10 p.m.

To secure that date, they needed to get past the undermanned Cowboys. The Eagles led throughout the game, although Dallas had the ball late in the fourth quarter with a chance to win. But for the third consecutive season, the Cowboys could not beat an NFC East rival in a Week 17 win-and-in situation. This time, Kyle Orton’s interception was the defining play a loss.

The key for the Eagles was three forced fumbles. Nick Foles finished 17 of 23 for 263 yards and two touchdowns. LeSean McCoy rushed for 131 yards in the victory.

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Cowboys’ Romo Has Surgery, Won’t Play In Showdown Against Eagles

IRVING, TexasTony Romo‘s season is over, and the Dallas Cowboys will have to win without their star quarterback in a third straight winner-take-all finale.

Coach Jason Garrett said Romo had back surgery Friday, and Kyle Orton will start when Dallas faces Philadelphia on Sunday night with the NFC East title and a playoff berth on the line.

Garrett said Romo underwent treatment all week in hopes of playing after injuring his back in a season-saving 24-23 victory against Washington. The winning touchdown came after the injury on Romo’s fourth-down pass to DeMarco Murray in the final 2 minutes.

Romo injured himself when he tripped over his foot while trying to escape pressure earlier in the fourth quarter.

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Kelly Picks Nick To Be Philadelphia Eagles’ No. 1 Quarterback

PHILADELPHIA – When the moment arrived, it was neither dramatic nor surprising.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly met separately with quarterbacks Nick Foles and Michael Vick and made obvious what had been apparent for some time by naming Foles his starter for the rest of the season Tuesday.

“Chip’s a simple guy,” said Foles. “I just went in there and he told me the situation, that I was the one and Mike was the two, and let’s go. I mean, it’s not drawn out. I know like in movies it’s a big thing. You sit down, there’s tears. He just told me the situation and I was ready to go. Mike’s ready to go.”

“I just wanted it to be a smooth transition, and it was,” said Vick. “When we sat down, he didn’t have to say much. We’re all on the same page.”

Eagles’ Nick Folds

IF THIS WAS the class of the NFC East, then the NFC East has no class.

The Eagles played for first place in their division and lost, to a sloppy, depleted Cowboys team that showed up without bullets.

Then again, the Eagles brought knives to this gunfight.

Dull knives.

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NFC East Is A Money Machine, Forbes Says

The NFC East is raking in the money, according to Forbes Magazine.

The magazine ranked the world’s 50 most valuable sports franchises and the home of the Philadelphia Eagles totaled a combined net worth of $6.428 billion.

Three of the NFC East teams are ranked among the top 10 in the world, led by the Dallas Cowboys ($2.1 billion) at No. 5. Dallas is the most valuable NFL franchise, according to the magazine.

The Washington Redskins ($1.6 billion) are eighth, followed by the New York Giants ($1.468 billion) at No. 9.

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Chaos Now Defines Reid’s Final Days – Eagles Lose To Cowboys

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Eagles are gripped now by chaos.  There is no other way to look at it.  With four games remaining in a down-spiraling season, just hours after a late-night loss in Cowboys Stadium, they abruptly fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn, apparently telling him not to let the door hit him in the wide-9 on the way out.

In the midst of an eight-game losing streak, they now have fired a defensive coordinator (Juan Castillo), a defensive end (Jason Babin), a defensive line coach (Washburn) and, just for fun, a couple of front office executives.

As it turns out, even Nixon’s final days were more orderly than Andy Reid’s.

Read more:  http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/hofmann/Chaos-now-defines-Reids-final-days.html

Andy Reid names Nick Foles the starting quarterback for remainder of season

Read the article here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-eagles/Andy-Reid-names-Nick-Foles-the-starting-quarterback.html

Report: Andy Reid could become next Dallas Cowboys head coach

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http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Report_Andy_Reid_could_become_next_Dallas_Cowboys_head_coach.html

Eagles Reach A New Low Under Andy Reid

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To be an Eagles fan is to be an expert in disappointment, a connoisseur of dashed hopes.

The team has suffered almost every flavor of defeat in Andy Reid‘s final season.  There was the shocking blowout in Arizona, the near-miss in Pittsburgh, the collapse against Detroit, the whipping administered by Atlanta, the failed gut-check in New Orleans.

But this one? This cruel beatdown at the hands of the hated Dallas Cowboys was a rare blend, indeed.  In an absolute must-win situation, the Eagles reached out for the faint sweet glimmer of hope, only to have it cruelly snatched away and replaced by the most bitter of defeats.

There was hope in the form of rookie quarterback Nick Foles, who led the team on two third-quarter scoring drives to take a 17-10 lead.  There was hope in the sudden competence of a defense that had been AWOL for the previous three-and-a-half games.

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Eagles vs Cowboys

What in the hell kinda playing was that yesterday???  Seriously, they should just stay home if they are going to play that lousy!

24-0  is just pathetic.  The cheerleaders should have been put in.  They would have at least been better to look at!

Reid and McNabb better pull it together.  How can this team play so great one week and completely SUCK the next??  It defies logic!

Sometimes it’s painful to be a fan!