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Linebacker DeMeco Ryans played 26 snaps in Monday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons in his first regular season game since last November 2 in Houston where he suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.
In an interview with SportsRadio 94WIP on Monday morning, Ryans said that he felt "good" physically after posting two tackles in the contest. Ryans was "proud of the way that the team was able to battle back and stand up and give ourselves the opportunity to win that game there at the end." The Eagles rallied from a 20-3 halftime deficit to take a 24-23 lead in the fourth quarter before losing 26-24.
"In the NFL, games always come down to a couple of last possessions," Ryans said. "A lot of games are won by close margins."
With the season opener in the rear-view mirror, the perfect remedy awaits this Sunday at 4:25 PM in the form of the Dallas Cowboys. Ryans knows that the fans will be ready to go.
"Everybody knows we hate the Cowboys. For us to get them this early, I think the stadium's going to be electric," Ryans said. "I feel like this will be a really exciting game, a great game. It's a good game for us to come back toward. I know everybody will be pumped up about this game."
Click here to check out the entire interview.