Sunday, February 7, 2016

Eagles-Cowboys Leftovers

Some leftovers from the fiasco that was Cowboys 38, Eagles 23 ...

Eagles-Cowboys Leftovers


In no particular order ...

♦ Monday is Day No. 5,055 of the Andy Reid era.

♦ The Cowboys had more points in the fourth quarter (21) Sunday than they had net yards (19).

♦ The Eagles have allowed three return TDs in the same game four times, twice under Andy Reid and twice under Joe Kuharich. Never before had they allowed three in the same quarter.

♦ The Saints' defense entered last Monday's game with three interceptions in seven games, and proceeded to return a pick for a TD ... The Cowboys' defense entered Sunday's game with three interceptions in eight games, and proceeded to return a pick for a TD ... Good news, though ... The Redskins' defense does not go into next Sunday's game with three interceptions in their nine games; they have 10.

♦ The Eagles have allowed six return touchdowns this season, ranging in length from 0 to 99 yards.

♦ In their last 19 games, the Eagles have scored on their first possession four times ... three of those times against the Cowboys.

♦ The last time the Eagles and Cowboys faced each other with losing records was Oct. 28, 1990. The Birds (2-4 coming in) used two Randall Cunningham TD passes to top Dallas (3-4), 21-20.

♦ The Phillies (1) have more wins since Oct. 1 than the Eagles (0).

♦ Did we mention that Monday is Day No. 5,055 ...


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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

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