Eagles Hire Boston College OC Jim Day To Coach QB’s

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The Eagles have hired Boston College offensive coordinator Ryan Day to be their quarterbacks coach, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Day was also Boston College’s quarterbacks coach for the last two seasons. He previously coached B.C.’s wide receivers from 2007 to ’11. In between, he was Temple’s offensive coordinator for a season before following former Owls coach Steve Addazio to Boston.

He got his coaching start at New Hampshire, where he was the tight ends coach alongside offensive coordinator Kelly in 2002. He was New Hampshire’s starting quarterback for three seasons (1999-2001) and set school records with Kelly calling the plays.

RB LeSean McCoy Says He Wants To Stay with the Eagles

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 99 yards on Sunday to finish with 1,319 yards this season. It was the second-highest rushing total of his career, with both seasons coming under Chip Kelly. He was named to his third Pro Bowl in six seasons last week.

But McCoy is due to be paid $9.75 million with a salary-cap number of $11.95 million in 2015. That’s a hefty price for a running back, and McCoy admitted that his future goes through his mind sometimes – especially after the Eagles jettisoned DeSean Jackson last offseason, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

“The season just ended, and . . . I’m an Eagle. I love it here,” McCoy said. “My six years here have been excellent. I’ve been very, very, very productive here. I have a great relationship with my coaches, the owner.

“We’ll see what happens. It’s a business. Anything can happen; I know that. But I’m sure we can work something out. And hopefully, everything does work out. They know how I feel about them. I know how they feel about me. So we’ll see what happens. At the end of the day, it’s a business.”

McCoy might need to restructure his contract. He would be costly to cut, too, with the team absorbing $4.4 million in dead money. So there could be a solution amenable to both sides.

“It depends how they want to do it,” McCoy said. “. . . I love this team, and I’ll do whatever it takes. . . . We’ve got some time for that.”

Eagles at Redskins Wednesday Injury Report

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday LB Trent Cole (hand), QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), DE Brandon Bair (knee), TE Brent Celek (neck), DT Bennie Logan (pectoral), S Chris Maragos (hamstring), WR Jordan Matthews (knee), K Cody Parkey (right groin), RB Chris Polk (ankle)
WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Jason Hatcher (knee), LB Gabe Miller (ankle), TE Jordan Reed (not injury related), T Trent Williams (shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Brandon Meriweather (toe), LB Keenan Robinson (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Chris Baker (chest, toe), LB Will Compton (shoulder), RB Roy Helu (toe), C Kory Lichtensteiger (knee)

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Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preview – Cowboys at Eagles

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 15 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.

Cowboys vs Eagles NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

DALLAS COWBOYS (9-4) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-4)

SERIES

COWBOYS EAGLES
SERIES LEADER 59-48
STREAKS   Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Garrett: 4-5 Kelly: 2-1
LAST WEEK W 41-28 at Bears L 24-14 vs. Seahawks
LAST GAME 11/27/14: Eagles 33 at Cowboys 10. Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy rushes for 159 yards & TD. Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin has 8 receptions for 108 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/20/13: Cowboys 17, Eagles 3. Dallas WR Terrance Williams catches 6 passes for 71 yards & TD. Cowboys WR Dez Bryant adds 8 receptions for 110 yards.
BROADCAST NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Ross Tucker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Dal.), 92 (Phi.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Dal.), 226 (Phi.).

STATS

PASSING Romo: 242-350-2923-25-8-108.8 (2L) Sanchez: 121-195-1500-10-7-88.0
RUSHING Murray: 320-1606 (1L)-5.0-9 (T1L) McCoy: 259-1068 (2C)-4.1-4
RECEIVING Bryant: 73-1034-14.2-10 (T2C) Maclin: 74-1109-15.0-10 (T2C)
OFFENSE 378.8 394.8 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE -1 -6
DEFENSE 365.0 371.9
SACKS Melton: 5 Barwin: 13.5 (1C)
INTs 4 tied: 2 Jenkins: 3
PUNTING
  1. Jones: 46.0
  2. Jones: 43.9
KICKING Bailey: 103 (40/40 PAT; 21/24 FG) Parkey (R): 125 (1C) (44/44 PAT; 27/29 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS: Are 6-0 on road, best record in NFL…QB TONY ROMO ranks 2nd in NFL with 108.8 rating. Has 125 rating on road. Aims for 6th road game in row with 100+ rating…RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads NFL with 1,606 rush yards. Has 100+ rush yards in 11 of 13 games, incl. 179 yards last week. Tied HOFer EMMITT SMITH for most 100-yard rush games by Cowboy in season…WR DEZ BRYANT has 1,000+ yards (1,034) & 10+ TDs (10) for 3rd consecutive season, tied for longest streak in team history. Since 2012, leads NFL with 35 rec. TDs. TE JASON WITTEN needs 4 catches for 11th consecutive season with 50+ receptions. WR COLE BEASLEY had career-high 2 TDs last week…CB ORLANDO SCANDRICK had INT last week. In past 2 at Phi., CB BRANDON CARR has 2 INTs (1 TD). DE GEORGE SELVIE had 2 sacks in last game at Phi. S BARRY CHURCH leads team with 76 tackles & LB ROLANDO MC CLAIN is 2nd with 72… EAGLES: QB MARK SANCHEZ has won both career starts vs. Dal…RB LE SEAN MC COY has 290 rush yards (145 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2 meetings. Had 159 yards & TD in Week 13. RB DARREN SPROLES has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 PR) in past 4 at home…WR JEREMY MACLIN had 8 catches for 108 yards in Week 13. Has 47 catches for 664 yards (94.9 per game) & 6 TDs in past 7. Rookie WR JORDAN MATTHEWS has 5 TDs in past 6, incl. TD in Week 13. TE ZACH ERTZ had TD last week…Phi. has 9 players with return TD, tied for most in season in NFL history. LB CONNOR BARWIN leads NFC with 13.5 sacks. Has 11.5 sacks in past 5 at home. Aims for 6th in row at home with sack. DE FLETCHER COX has sack in 3 of past 5. LB TRENT COLE has 3 sacks in past 5. DE VINNY CURRY had sack in last home game vs. Dal. Has 8 sacks in past 10. CB CARY WILLIAMS & S NATE ALLEN each had INT in Week 13.

Cowboys vs Eagles Wednesday Injury Report

DALLAS COWBOYS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Jeremy Mincey (not injury related), QB Tony Romo (back), LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Jeff Heath (thumb), DE Demarcus Lawrence (chest), LB Rolando McClain (knee), DE George Selvie (thumb)
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday K Cody Parkey (right groin), RB Chris Polk (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), TE Trey Burton (hamstring), WR Josh Huff (hip), DE Cedric Thornton (groin)

Eagles Shut Down in 24-14 Home Loss To Seahawks

The Eagles offense Sunday was no match for the hard-hitting play of the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, as the Eagles fell at home 24-14.

The Seahawks held the Eagles to their fewest points, yards and first downs in the 10-point win that drops the Eagles to 9-4 on the season and sets up a monster game Sunday against the Cowboys at home.

LeSean McCoy set a franchise record for yards rushing, but had a costly fumble. Mark Sanchez threw for just 96 yards and the 10-game home winning streak for the Eagles came to an end.

“When you play a game like this, it falls on everybody,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said.

The Seahawks set a franchise record by holding the ball for 41:56 and limited the Eagles to 45 offensive plays and 139 total yards, their fewest under Kelly.

“If you don’t get as many opportunities, you have to make the ones you get count and we didn’t do that,” Sanchez said. “We expected to do a lot of things better.”

Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, but Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and the rest of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” defense were the difference.

“Even though they are a great defense, we left some plays on the field,” Maclin said.

Sanchez threw two TD passes and one interception in the loss.

McCoy’s 4-yard run in the third quarter moved him past Wilbert Montgomery into first place on the Eagles’ career rushing list. McCoy finished with 50 yards and has 6,540 yards.

“It’s something special, but I wish it could’ve been in a different situation, not with me playing a terrible game.” McCoy said.