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Cowboys-Eagles: By The Numbers

Posted Oct 20, 2013

Point Taken ... The Eagles defense has now held its opponents to under 21 points in each of the last three games. Coming into this week, only three other NFL teams had surrendered 21 points or less in each of its last two games (Green Bay, Kansas City and St. Louis).

Division D ... This year, NFC East QBs have posted a combined 69.2 quarterback rating against the Eagles defense, completing just 82 of 148 passes (55.4%), while throwing 7 interceptions ... The Eagles defense has also limited NFC East teams to 211 rush yards on 58 attempts (3.6 ypc), an average of just 70.3 yards per game

Offensive Nuggets ... RB LeSean McCoy set a record for the most yards from scrimmage (952) by an Eagle through the first seven games of a season ... With 6,406 career yards from scrimmage, McCoy passed Steve Van Buren (6,383) for eighth place in team history ... McCoy (976 career rushing attempts) also passed Ricky Watters (975) for 5th place in team annals ... WR DeSean Jackson tied Bobby Walston for 7th place in team history with 311 career receptions

Birdseed ... After nailing a 31-yard field goal, K Alex Henery passed Tom Dempsey and Cliff Patton and moved into 15th place in team history with 283 career points ... LB DeMeco Ryans became the second Eagle this season to record a sack and interception in the same game (CB Cary Williams did so on 9/9 at Washington). It was Ryans’ third career game posting both an interception and a sack, and his second time doing so as an Eagle after accomplishing that feat on 9/16/12 vs. Baltimore ... WR Riley Cooper has posted 10 catches for 208 yards in his last two games ... S Earl Wolff recorded his first career interception ... DE Vinny Curry recorded his second sack of the season ... QB Matt Barkley, WR B.J. Cunningham and RB Matthew Tucker all played in their first NFL game, becoming the 9th, 10th and 11th players to do so in an Eagles uniform this season

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