"A big win tonight, winning the division in Chip's (Kelly, head coach) first year, but we've got a long way to go. Great feeling tonight and we'll celebrate on the plane ride home and then get ready for New Orleans on Saturday night," said Lurie.
It's been a wiild to 10 wins for the Eagles in 2013, a journey that began shortly after the Eagles finished 2012 4-12 and the tenure of head coach Andy Reid ended. Lurie, the team's Chariman and CEO, along with team president Don Smolenski and general manager Howie Roseman, began their search for a new head coach.
They found Kelly, the superstar who transformed Oregon into a national powerhouse on the collegiate level, and together the organization has gone from worst to first in the NFC East in a single seasonn.
Now the reward: Saturday night's game against New Orleans at Lincoln Financial Field.
"It's going to be rocking and off the charts," said Lurie. "It's a great group of people in this locker room. This locker room is as good as it gets in sports. I think that's a credit to the coaches, to the players. Amazing chemistry, incredible locker room.
"I know how excited the fans are. We're all excited. We have a big game on Saturday against a great Saints team, and we'll be ready to play.
"Tonight was extremely nerve-racking, which would be an understatement. I expected it to be this way. I did not expect an easy game. I have too much respect for Kyle Orton (Dallas quarterback). We've watched him over the years and he's a very effective quarterback, one of the best backups in the league. I expected him to keep it close. You just hope you can make some big plays and not turn the ball over too much, and that's what we accomplished."