Shady McCoy says the Cowboys will be in for a challenge
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy also fared poorly during that matchup and had the worst game in the entire season. He said that it wasn’t the best that the Cowboys had seen but would be this time as they will be facing a team yearning for redemption.
“I did not play well, so I can’t even remember how that game went,” McCoy. “I can tell you that [the Cowboys] didn’t see the best of the Eagles. They didn’t see the best of Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy. But they will this Sunday, so it will be a different story.”
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that he viewed running backs Chris Polk and Bryce Brown as equal talents next to McCoy.
“It’s just depending on what we’re doing. But the one thing we know about Bryce is that he’s a really good downhill runner,” he said. “He’s just starting to hit his stride, starting to figure out kind of what we’re doing.
He said that having Chris around was an additional advantage to the team.
“And I think the fact that Chris is there, we have competition at that position, and I think they bring out the best in each other.”
Special teams have always been important to the Eagles and cornerbacks Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher have been played well on them. With Kurt Coleman and Colt Anderson, both of which played the special teams injured, they had to step in and have been doing good since then.
“I think it’s an emphasis of how important special teams are to us. I think that kind of speaks to how selfless these guys are in terms of what they want to get accomplished,” he said. “It’s really all hands on deck and whatever we’ve got to do to win the football game.”