McCoy (Cough) Says He's Fine (Cough)

LeSean McCoy could have success against the Falcons' 28th-ranked run defense. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)

Eagles coach Andy Reid noted Friday that LeSean McCoy still has a persistent cough from the flu-like illness that sidelined him Wednesday and Thursday, but McCoy was a partial practice participant Friday and will play Sunday against the Cowboys.

McCoy said he's been resting and pumping in fluids the past few days.

"I just was under the weather, struggling these last couple days, but I feel a lot better now, (was able to) get out there and run around a little bit."

McCoy acknowledged he was coughing during practice and felt "a little bit woozy."

It's not ideal to miss the major prep days of Wednesday and Thursday, but McCoy said he knows the Cowboys "really well" and "I'm not a rookie -- I know my assignments."

Like most running backs, McCoy has played before without a full week of practice. Still, given the moving parts in the Eagles' injury-stricken offensive line, practice reps are valuable.

The Cowboys are agains expected to be without their top rushing threat, DeMarco Murray.


Right guard Danny Watkins (ankle) will miss his third game in a row. Dennis Kelly remains the starter there.


Michael Vick said he and center Dallas Reynolds continue to split the protection calls, officially, but that Vick has been making most of them lately.