GRAPEVINE, Tx. -- Stewart Bradley was not able to help the Eagles in those back-to-back losses in Dallas that ended the 2009 season. Bradley was on injured reserve due to his ACL injury.
The Cowboys rushed for 179 yards in the Week 17 game and followed that up with 198 yards on the ground in the wild card round. All of that is in the past for Bradley, who simply wants to help this year's team come out with the win.
"Any individual game, I'm always excited to play in," Bradley said at the team hotel. "It's a big rivalry. There's a lot of energy and excitement every time we come down here and play here, so we're excited."
The Cowboys struggled to run the ball earlier this season, but with interim head coach Jason Garrett that has changed. In four games under Garrett, the Cowboys have averaged 149 yards on the ground and have scored five rushing touchdowns. On the flip side, the Cowboys averaged 76 rushing yards per game and had only two touchdowns in the first eight games.
"With them running the ball, it's changed the way they've been playing. They're controlling the clock more. They have fewer turnovers," Bradley said. "I hope we can stop the run tomorrow and get them out of their element and make them throw the ball a little bit more."
And this time around, Bradley will have a big say in whether that happens.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 7:00 p.m., December 11