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Chasing History

He's already the quarterback for the 75th Anniversary Team. He's won more games than any other quarterback in team history. By the end of Monday night, he may also be the franchise leader for passing touchdowns.

It's almost fitting that McNabb could break the record against the Cowboys because the man who currently owns the record, Ron Jaworski, would be a witness to history. Jaws is the color analyst for ESPN's national telecast of the game.

McNabb is one touchdown behind Jaworski (175-174). If McNabb plays against Dallas the way he did the last time he played on a Monday night in Dallas, Jaws can kiss the record goodbye. On Nov. 15, 2004, McNabb was 15-of-27 for 345 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-21 win. The Eagles pasted the Cowboys behind 28 second quarter points, a total which tied a team record.

That's not McNabb's only memorable Monday night performance. At the Redskins in 2002, McNabb was 26-for-38 for 292 yards and a pair of touchdowns. In 13 starts on Monday night, McNabb sports an 8-5 record. He's completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,745 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. He's also scored eight times on the ground and has averaged just a shade over 30 rushing yards per game.

McNabb's magic against Dallas includes the Oct. 2006 game at Lincoln Financial Field where he threw for 354 yards and a pair of touchdowns. In 2002, McNabb was named the NFC Player of the Week after he threw for 287 yards and had a total of four touchdowns. McNabb set a previous milestone against the Cowboys with his first rushing touchdown on Sept. 3, 2000.

In 15 starts against the Cowboys, McNabb is 10-5 with a 54.4 completion percentage. He's thrown for 3,045 yards and 22 touchdowns against 11 interceptions.

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