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Eagles-Cowboys Nuggets

Here are some Eagles-Cowboys nuggets to get you ready for Sunday Night Football in Arlington, Texas.

After taking back-to-back games from the Eagles to end the 2009 season, the Cowboys have won three straight and four of five in this series. Head coach Andy Reid, however, still maintains a 14-9 all-time record against the Cowboys.

New Dallas head coach Jason Garrett will be facing the Eagles for the first time. His record now stands at 3-1 after the Cowboys defeated the Indianapolis Colts last weekend in overtime.

Eagles:

The Eagles have won 11 of their last 12 games in the month of December. Head coach Andy Reid is 35-16 in the regular season after December 1.

In his last start vs. Dal. (12/16/06 with Atl.), quarterback Michael Vick completed 16 of 24 passes (66.7 pct.) for 237 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for a 121.0 rating. He has 300 passing yards in 3 of his last 4 games. He leads the NFC with a 109.0 quarterback rating on 3rd down.

Running back LeSean McCoy had 130 scrimmage yards & 2 TDs last week. He had a rush & rec. TD in same game for the first time in his career. He has 100 scrimmage yards in 8 of 12 games this year. He leads NFL RBs with 67 catches.

Receiver Jeremy Maclin had 7 catches for 146 yards & TD (76 yards) in 2009 playoff game at Dallas.

Cornerback Asante Samuel has 6 INTs in his past 5 games. Since start of 2006, he has 36 INTs, most in NFL.

Cowboys:

Quarterback Jon Kitna has completed 79 of 114 passes (69.3 pct.) for 954 yards with 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs for a 107.9 quarterback rating in his past 4 games. He passed for 446 yards in last game vs. Phi (9/23/07 with Det).

Receiver Miles Austin has a TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. Phi (incl. playoffs).

Incl. playoffs, running back Felix Jones has 9 career TDs (7 rush, 1 rec., 1 KR) & averages 49.8 yards per TD (448 yards). He has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 KR) vs. Phi & averages 73.3 yards per TD. He rushed for career-best 148 yards & TD (73 yards) in 2009 playoff game vs. Phi.

Linebacker DeMarcus Ware has 8.5 sacks in 11 games vs. Phi (incl. playoffs).

Linebacker Anthony Spencer has 3 sacks & FF in past 2 meetings vs. Phi (incl. playoffs).

-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 10:30 a.m., December 12

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