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Eagles-Cowboys Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-12-26 13:09

PHILADELPHIA (9-6) at DALLAS (8-7)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - Eagles by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Philadelphia 8-6-1, Dallas 8-7

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 62-47

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Eagles 17-3, Oct. 20, 2013

LAST WEEK - Eagles beat Bears 54-11; Cowboys beat Redskins 24-23

AP PRO32 RANKING - Eagles No. 11, Cowboys No. 16

EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSHING (1), PASSING (9)

EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSHING (12), PASSING (30)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSHING (24), PASSING (14)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSHING (27), PASSING (31)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Betting line jumped to 6 1/2 since news of Tony Romo's back injury put availability in question. ... Cowboys are playing third straight finale against NFC East rival with division title and playoff berth at stake. It's also their fourth since 2008, when Eagles routed Dallas 44-6 in Philadelphia. Dallas lost to New York Giants two years ago and Washington last season. ... Eagles QB Nick Foles leads league with 118.8 rating. He has 25 TDs and two interceptions. ... After committing 37 turnovers last season, Eagles have just 18 this year and a plus-10 turnover margin. ... Eagles should break franchise record for total yards. They need 77 to break mark of 6,386 from 2011. ... Philadelphia has at least one takeaway in 11 straight games, longest streak since 2006, including playoffs. Last such streak in regular season was 2004. ... LeSean McCoy can become first Philadelphia RB to lead league in rushing since Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren in 1949. McCoy needs 93 yards from scrimmage to break Brian Westbrook's team record of 2,104 from 2007. ... Eagles WR DeSean Jackson needs 106 yards receiving to break Mike Quick's franchise record of 1,409 in 1983. ... Eagles CB Brandon Boykin has career-high five interceptions, and had first TD return on 54-yarder last week against Bears. ... Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has first 1,000-yard season (1,073), and winning catch last week against Redskins was first TD reception of career. Murray has 439 yards, five TDs in past four games. ... Cowboys had interceptions from Sean Lee, Barry Church and Brandon Carr in Week 7 win at Philadelphia, but all three came against Matt Barkley after Foles was knocked out of game with concussion. 17-3 Dallas win was only game Eagles haven't scored touchdown this season. ... Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has 85 catches for 1,134 yards and 12 TDs. He needs five catches to become first Dallas receiver with at least 90 catches, 1,000 yards and 10 TDs in consecutive seasons. ... In last three starts for Kansas City in 2011, QB Kyle Orton was 59 of 96 for 779 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Chiefs won two of three games to finish 7-9. Broncos were 1-4 in his five starts at beginning of that season before he was benched in favor of Tim Tebow, who led Denver to playoffs.

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Ryan ClarkOct 25 06:42p

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Edwin BakerOct 25 06:22p

The New Orleans Saints released TE Tom Crabtree Saturday, Oct. 25. RB Edwin Baker was promoted to the 53-man roster in his place.

Tom CrabtreeOct 25 06:12p

The New Orleans Saints released TE Tom Crabtree Saturday, Oct. 25.

Jerel WorthyOct 25 06:12p

The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed DE Jerel Worthy to the practice squad Saturday, Oct. 25.

LaMarr WoodleyOct 25 05:02p

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Derrick ColemanOct 25 04:32p

Seattle Seahawks FS Derrick Coleman (foot) was placed on Reserve/Injured Saturday, Oct. 25. The team signed WR Phil Bates to the 53-man roster.

Damian WilliamsOct 25 04:32p

Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan was activated to the 53-man roster Saturday, Oct. 25, after serving his suspension. WR Damian Williams was waived to make room for him.

Jack CrawfordOct 25 04:32p

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Doug FreeOct 25 03:52p

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Ryan TaylorOct 25 03:02p

The Baltimore Ravens waived TE Ryan Taylor and promoted TE Phillip Supernaw from their practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Oct. 25.

Chandler JonesOct 25 02:12p

New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones (hip) could be done for the season with a hip injury he suffered in Week 7. Jones will reportedly miss at least six weeks.

Chris CookOct 25 01:22p

The San Francisco 49ers placed CB Chris Cook (hamstring) and C Daniel Kilgore (leg) on Reserve/Injured and signed S Ray Ventrone to a one-year deal Saturday, Oct. 25.

Gerell RobinsonOct 25 01:12p

The Cleveland Browns activated OL Nick McDonald and waived TE Gerell Robinson Saturday, Oct. 25.

Gerald McCoyOct 25 01:02p

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Marcus EasleyOct 25 12:42p

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Jason TrusnikOct 25 12:42p

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Tavarres KingOct 25 12:22p

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Calais CampbellOct 25 12:22p

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Luke WillsonOct 24 10:44p

Seattle Seahawks TE Luke Willson (groin) will play in the team's Week 8 game, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Crockett GillmoreOct 24 10:32p

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