As the Eagles continue their preparation for the Giants on Sunday afternoon, one key offensive weapon is still nursing an injured foot. DeSean Jackson missed practice on Wednesday, and said he was unsure if he'd practice Thursday either.
But nothing, he said, will keep him off the field come game time.
"I'll be ready for Sunday, that's all that matters," Jackson said Thursday. "I can't let my team go out there without me."
The last time Jackson was on the field, he put up 210 receiving yards and a touchdown in Dallas on his way to being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. In a game with a few memorable catches, none topped his 91-yard sprint to the end zone, and the backwards splash falling into it. Jackson was penalized at the time for his celebration, a call that remains questionable, but the flashy receiver says it's all just part of his game.
"I wish I didn't get a penalty, but as far as me doing my celebrations and doing my entertainment, that's just going to be me and I'm going to do that."
With so much at stake Sunday, the Eagles need every piece to their 9-4 puzzle. Jackson, of course, is one very large piece. He said Thursday that there's something special about playing in big games, something that brings the best out of him.
"I'm used to playing in big games as a Philadelphia Eagle," Jackson said. "I know my guys will be ready too. The coaches are getting us ready. There's just something about big games. When everybody's watching, I like to pull out my best."
-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 1:35 p.m., December 16