PHILADELPHIA – LeSean McCoy spotted Howard Mudd standing on crutches on the sideline and slowed up to give the 69-year-old assistant coach a pregame chest bump.
No one else could stop McCoy.
Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes, McCoy had a career-best 185 yards rushing and two scores and the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 34-7 Sunday night.
“I feel like every game is a chance for me to prove myself,” McCoy said.
Mudd, the team’s offensive-line coach, was on crutches because he had hip surgery during the bye week. The time off helped him and the Eagles (3-4).
They dominated right from the start, improved to 13-0 after a bye under coach Andy Reid and snapped a five-game losing streak at home that dated to last season.
“We started fast,” Vick said. “That was our mindset. We wanted to set the tempo. We didn’t want to let up.”
Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan fired up the Eagles with some trash-talking during the summer after they added several big-name players.
Ryan, the son of beloved former Philadelphia coach Buddy Ryan, called the Eagles the “all-hype” team and predicted the Cowboys would “beat their (butt).”
He was way off.
The Eagles racked up 495 total yards and held the ball for 42:09. They thoroughly outplayed a defense that came in ranked seventh in the NFL.
“I got outcoached by Reid and their staff,” Ryan said. “It’s ridiculous. I never gave our guys a chance. The whole thing was on me.”
DeMarcus Ware was one of the few players who played well for Dallas (3-4). He had four sacks, and has 12 this season.
“We weren’t up to the task tonight,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.
Phi—Maclin 12 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 10:41
Phi—McCoy 2 run (Henery kick), 2:40
Phi—Celek 9 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 10:13
Phi—FG Henery 23, 1:46
Phi—FG Henery 26, 5:55
Phi—McCoy 13 run (Henery kick), 13:21
Dal—Robinson 70 pass from Romo (Bailey kick)
|Total Net Yards||267||495|
|Time of Possession||17:51||42:09|
RUSHING—Dallas, Murray 8-74, Romo 1-9, Tanner 1-2. Philadelphia, McCoy 30-185, Vick 7-50, Brown 1-4.
PASSING—Dallas, Romo 18-35-1-203. Philadelphia, Vick 21-28-0-279.
RECEIVING—Dallas, Robinson 5-103, Witten 4-28, Bryant 3-28, Austin 3-27, Tanner 2-19, Murray 1-(minus 2). Philadelphia, Celek 7-94, Avant 5-74, Maclin 3-54, D.Jackson 3-31, McCoy 2-15, Harbor 1-11.
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