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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.

Seahawks vs Eagles Thursday Injury Report

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Practice Report
Thursday Practice Not Complete
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday TE Cooper Helfet (ankle), RB Marshawn Lynch (back), C Max Unger (knee, ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Jeremy Lane (glute)
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
Thursday QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday K Cody Parkey (right groin), RB Chris Polk (ankle)
Thursday TE Trey Burton (hamstring), K Cody Parkey (right groin)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), DE Brandon Bair (elbow), TE Trey Burton (hamstring)
Thursday LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), DE Brandon Bair (elbow), RB Chris Polk (ankle)

Seahawks vs Eagles NFL Week 14 Capsule

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-3)

SERIES

SEAHAWKS EAGLES
SERIES LEADER 7-6
STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Carroll: 1-1 Kelly: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 19-3 at 49ers W 33-10 at Cowboys
LAST GAME 12/1/11: Eagles 14 at Seahawks 31. Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch rushes for 148 yards & 2 TDs (15, 40). Seahawks defense records 4 INTs, including LB David Hawthorne’s 77-yard INT-TD.
  12/2/07: Seahawks 28, Eagles 24. Seattle RB Maurice Morris rushes for 45-yard TD & WR Nate Burleson has 43-yard TD catch. Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu records 3 INTs.
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (Sea.), 85 (Phi.). XM: 85 (Phi.).

STATS

PASSING Wilson: 214-335-2466-15-5-94.7 Sanchez: 111-175-1404-8-6-89.3
RUSHING Lynch: 212-956 (3C)-4.5-9 (1L) McCoy: 242-1018 (3L)-4.2-4
RECEIVING Baldwin: 48-519-10.8-2 Maclin: 71-1088-15.3-9
OFFENSE 361.0 416.2 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE +9 (2C) -6
DEFENSE 285.8 (1L) 366.3
SACKS Avril, Bennett: 5 Barwin: 12.5 (1C)
INTs Sherman: 3 Jenkins: 3
PUNTING Ryan: 45.1 Jones: 43.9
KICKING Hauschka: 110 (2C) (29/29 PAT; 27/30 FG) Parkey (R): 123 (1L) (42/42 PAT, 27/29 FG)

NOTES

SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON has 110.9 rating (4 TDs, 0 INTs) in past 3…In 2 meetings, RB MARSHAWN LYNCH has rushed for 253 yards (126.5 per game) & 2 TDs. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Phi. with 100+ yards. Has 17 TDs in past 16 (14 rush, 3 rec.), incl. playoffs. Needs 44 yards & 1 TD to rush for 1,000 yards & 10 TDs for 4th consecutive season. RB ROBERT TURBIN had TD catch last week…WR DOUG BALDWIN leads team with 48 catches & 519 rec. yards. WR JERMAINE KEARSE is 2nd on club with 29 catches & 414 rec. yards. TE TONY MOEAKI had career-long 63-yard catch last week…CB RICHARD SHERMAN had 2 INTs last week. Since entering league in 2011, leads NFL with 23 INTs. His 23 INTs are most in 1st 4 seasons by active player. DE CLIFF AVRIL has 3 sacks in past 2. Had 2 sacks in last meeting (10/14/12 with Det.). LB K.J. WRIGHT had sack & FF in last meeting. S KAM CHANCELLOR had INT in last game vs. Phi. DE MICHAEL BENNETT had 2 sacks in only game vs. Phi. (12/9/12 with TB)…EAGLES: Have won 10 in row at home…Team has won 4 of 5 games when QB MARK SANCHEZ plays, incl. 4 starts. Had 102.2 rating last week… RB LE SEAN MC COY has 289 rush yards (144.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2. In past 8 at home, has rushed for 825 yards (103.1 per game) & 6 TDs. In last meeting, had 133 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 49 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.). RB DARREN SPROLES has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 PR) in past 3 at home…WR JEREMY MACLIN has 44 catches for 643 yards (107.2 per game) & 5 TDs in past 6. Has 1,088 rec. yards, 1st career 1,000-yard season. Rookie WR JORDAN MATTHEWS has 5 TDs in past 5, incl. 27-yard TD last week. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 7 rec. TDs… Phi. has 9 different players with return TD, tied for most in season in NFL history…LB CONNOR BARWIN leads NFC with 12.5 sacks. Has 10.5 sacks in past 4 at home & aims for 5th in row at home with 2+ sacks. DE FLETCHER COX has sack in 3 of past 4. CB CARY WILLIAMS & S NATE ALLEN each had INT last week. LB TRENT COLE has 3 sacks in past 4.

Eagles Start Fast, Beat Up Titans in 43-24 Win

The Eagles got off to the fastest of starts Sunday with a big kick return from Josh Huff, and the rest of the day belonged to LeSean McCoy in a big win over the Titans.

Huff started the day with a 107 kickoff return for the score, and McCoy ran for 130 yards as the Eagles improved to 8-3 with a 43-24 win.

It was a productive day for backup QB Mark Sanchez, as the former Jets QB threw for 307 yards and one touchdown in his third start for the injured Nick Foles.

Titans rookie QB Zach Mettenberger had 345 yards passing and two TDs and Delanie Walker had 155 yards receiving for the Titans, who drop to 2-9 with the loss.

Huff got the Eagles to a quick start, going up the right side, breaking a tackle inside the 30, cutting to the right sideline and stiff-armed a defender at the Titans 20 on his way to the end zone for his first career TD.

After the first of four straight three-and-outs to start the game by the Titans, the Eagles went up 14-0 on a 4-yard TD run by Darren Sproles.

McCoy had a 2-yard TD run in the second quarter. Sanchez fired a 14-yard TD pass to James Casey in the third quarter.

It was a big win as the Eagles will now get set for a huge Turkey Day showdown with the Cowboys in Dallas on Thursday.