Monday, July 6, 2015

Reid: 'We'll be ready'

The Eagles are heading back to Dallas next weekend after getting blanked 24-0 by the Cowboys and squandering their chance to win the NFC East and earn a first-round bye.

Reid: 'We'll be ready'

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Eagles´ Head Coach Andy Reid looks over at his team late in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Eagles' Head Coach Andy Reid looks over at his team late in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)

The Eagles are heading back to Dallas next weekend after getting blanked 24-0 by the Cowboys and squandering their chance to win the NFC East and earn a first-round bye.

The Cowboys won the division, earned the third seed and will host the Eagles in a rematch.

"We’ll be ready," a terse coach Andy Reid said after the game.

"They were a better football team all the way around, offense, defense and special teams … We have to go back to the drawing board and make sure we get things right for this next game here."

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"I didn’t think it was a lack of effort. It goes back to putting the players in the right position and when they are in the right positions to make the plays. Maybe a little bit too much effort, maybe to relax a little bit."

Reid said the Eagles were going to try to "learn from their mistakes and do better the next time."

The coach was asked about going for a David Akers field goal, trailing by 17-0.

"I would like to have gotten some points there."

 On the injury front, Reid said DeSean Jackson tweaked his groin but was "feeling all right."

Michael Vick was again inactive with a quad strain, but Reid said he did not have any setback leading into the game.

"We had a couple of things with him this week and decided to pull back there," Reid said.

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