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Headlines: Matthews Seeks Advice


The Eagles are hard at work preparing for this weekend's showdown in Dallas. They have much to improve on from the last meeting with the Cowboys, something all the players are well aware of. See what the team had to say to the Philadelphia media and take a look at some of the other views for November 4 ...

1.     Working To Leave The Drops In The Past

Dropped passes have clearly been an issue for the team this season. Yet, moving forward, the receivers are looking to make those drops a thing of the past. They're focused and ready for the second half of the year to begin, especially Jordan Matthews.

The receiver even looked for advice from former-Eagle Jeremy Maclin this past week, according to Tim McManus of Birds 24/7, to ensure he does everything he can to play his best games moving forward.

"Just keep playing, keep working," Matthews said of Maclin's message. "I think sometimes when you have struggles, when you're in the midst of it, it's so easy to forget that you're not the first person ever to not be playing well, and you're definitely not the last. I can either be upset or I can work my butt off to try and fix the situation.

"There's only two options, it's only black or white, there's no gray area...either you're going to play hard, you're going to get over stuff, or you're not going to."

Click here to read McManus’ full article. 2.     Eagles O-Line Ready For Redemption

In the team's first game against Dallas, the offensive line struggled. According to Daily News Sports Columnist Les Bowen, this time around, the players are looking to come out much stronger.

"It pisses me off, when you feel like you can dominate the guys up front, then you go out there and don't get it done," said right tackle Lane Johnson. "They did a lot of slanting. We go back and watch it, it was just execution, all across the board. That's pretty much what it was, just us hurting ourselves . . . It was always one block away from having some decent runs."

The Eagles rushed for only seven yards that game. As of late, the team has turned the running game around, thanks in part to improved blocking, which it hopes to continue moving forward.

3.     Are The Eagles Peaking?**

Despite being 3-4, the Eagles' locker room feels they are beginning to play their best football at exactly the right time. Matt Lombardo of wrote that the team is still very much in the race for the NFC East. He explained that this idea is very present among the players.

"We just want to win," Byron Maxwell said on Tuesday. "It's about time we get this rolling and get it going in the right direction. We need a winning streak. This is the first one. We have to start here. They're just in the way. We're clicking at the right time. We're about to ball out. They're in the way, so they've gotta get it. That's the way it is."

To read Lombardo’s full story, click here. 4.     Healthy And Ready To Play

The bye week allowed for more than a short rest. It ensured a few specific Eagles had an extra week to heal their injuries and get back onto the field.

Matt Mullin of Philly Voice gave updates on Jason Peters and Kiko Alonso. The linebacker expects to play this weekend, while Peters' availability remains unknown. The left tackle left the team's last game with a back injury.

"He's made progress," said head coach Chip Kelly of Peters on Tuesday. "He stayed here over the bye and got treatment and has made progress. So it looks like he's moving around -- we'll see. He may do some little things today, but he won't be in drills like the other guys."


As the Eagles prepare for Sunday Night Football against the Cowboys, check out the behind-the-scenes images from their SNF photo shoot ...


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