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Eagles Notebook: Foles' Debut

Posted Nov 12, 2012

The following notes were compiled by the Eagles media relations department following the Eagles' 38-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Foles Makes His Debut - QB Nick Foles saw his first NFL action and threw for 219 yards and his first touchdown, a 44 yarder to WR Jeremy Maclin, the longest touchdown pass by an Eagles rookie since Donovan McNabb’s 63 yarder to Torrance Small on 1/2/00 vs. St. Louis ... According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the highest yardage total by an Eagles rookie quarterback in his NFL debut ... The last Eagles rookie to throw a touchdown was Brian Westbrook on 9/22/02 vs. Dallas. The last Eagles rookie quarterback to do so was A.J. Feeley on 1/6/02 at Tampa Bay.

Offensive Quick Hits - The offense engineered touchdowns on their opening drive of both halves. They have now scored on their first possession of the second half in eight straight games (four touchdowns, four field goals) ... The last time the Eagles had two quarterbacks throw a touchdown in the same game was on 12/6/09 at Atlanta (Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick) ... Maclin had a team-high eight receptions (93 yards) and his team-leading fourth touchdown of the season ... FB Stanley Havili scored his first-career touchdown ... WR Riley Cooper snagged his first score of the season and third of his career.

Moving On Up - WR DeSean Jackson moved past Ben Hawkins and into seventh on the team’s all-time receiving yards list with 4,774. He also supplanted Ricky Watters for 13th on the team’s all-time scrimmage yards list with 5,113 ... RB LeSean McCoy eclipsed Timmy Brown for seventh on the team’s all-time rushing list with 3,731 career yards, which is the highest total ever by an Eagle in his first four seasons. He also passed Clarence Peaks for ninth on the team’s all-time rushing attempts list with 797.

Defensive Nuggets - The Eagles are the only team in the NFL that has not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season ... LB Mychal Kendricks, DT Fletcher Cox and DT Cullen Jenkins each registered sacks of Tony Romo. For Kendricks, it was the first of his career. Cox became the fourth Eagles rookie defensive tackle to register at least two sacks. Jenkins now has two quarterback takedowns in the last three games.

Oh Henery - K Alex Henery has made 14 field goals in a row, which is the sixth-longest streak in team history.

Birdseed - Nick Foles became the 11th Eagle to make his NFL debut this season ... Prior to this game, the Eagles had not allowed a kickoff or punt return for a touchdown since Felix Jones’ 98-yard kickoff return on 9/15/08 at Dallas, a span of 70 regular season games which was the longest streak in the NFL.

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