In the wake of the Eagles' two losses in Dallas to end the 2009 season, Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking told ESPN Radio in Dallas during the offseason that the Eagles' playcalling was "predictable." Tight end Brent Celek told the same radio station a week later that he was "irked" by the comments and didn't believe that the Cowboys knew what the Eagles were doing.
Finally, the Eagles and the Cowboys will meet this Sunday night for the first time since the end of last season. And offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg isn't concerned about what Brooking or anyone has to say about the end of last season.
"Players say things emotionally. We'll see," Mornhinweg said on Thursday. "We'll see this time."
Celek also decided to pass on responding to Brooking's comment, except to say that he'll see him on the field. Celek has been an integral part of the offense all season, but primarily as a blocker. However, in the last two games Celek has made his presence felt in the receiving game with seven catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. It's the most yards he's had in back-to-back games this season.
He really doesn't need to say anything about the Eagles offense because it's number one in the league in yards and number two in points. Meanwhile, the Cowboys defense is next-to-last in points allowed.
"I think we're just more effective. It's not like we changed our offense too much," Celek said on the improvement made since the end of last season. "Precision-wise, I would say, we're a little bit better."
And with Michael Vick in at quarterback, it makes it that much tougher to defend when you have the league's second-rated passer and leader in rushing yards among quarterbacks.
"Definitely. Anytime he gets any pass rush on him, where you usually might get a sack, he can take off and run for 15, 20 yards," Celek said.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 5:15 p.m., December 9