whatever attention he’s getting right now. It is well deserved.”
The good news for Pederson and the Eagles is that under the modern playoff format, at least four teams have made the postseason the year after they missed it.
The more sobering news is that the Eagles are one of two red hot teams sporting sevengame win streaks. The other is the Saints, who started 0-2. The only other team to win seven in a row after losing the first two games of the season is the 1993 Cowboys, who went on to win the Super Bowl.
Pederson, just the same, hasn’t done anything wrong since failing to run the ball in the loss to the Chiefs in Week 2.
“We, as a coaching staff and I believe the players feel this is a guy you want to follow because you believe in him,” Reich said. “His integrity is impeccable. His work ethic is second to none. He’s just the kind of guy you like working for.”
••• The Eagles have seen enough of offensive tackle Taylor Hart, the converted defensive end, to cut him in favor of journeyman tackle Will Beatty, not to be confused with Ned Beatty.
Beatty (6-6, 319) hasn’t seen action since 2016, when he appeared in six games for the Giants. He started in four straight seasons for the Giants, who took him off the board late in the second round of the 2009 draft.
Hart practiced for one week but was deactivated on game day.
••• Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz wouldn’t commit to playing Ronald Darby this weekend, which was not the way the cornerback represented his return to action after being shelved with a dislocated ankle in the season opener.
Just the same, Schwartz conceded that when Darby returns he would likely perform at left cornerback, where Eagles interceptions co-leader Jalen Mills (three picks) has played remarkably well. Mills would move to the other side.
Darby also has been getting snaps on the right side, per Schwartz.
“Those guys can all play both positions,” Schwartz said. “They can all play both sides. I think that’s important. Again, this is further on
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••• NOTES: The Eagles lead the NFL with 32 touchdowns. Ertz tops the squad down the line. But if we get in with six TDs. Nelson Agholor positions where we want to and Alshon Jeffery have five match a receiver, he has the apiece … Only the Rams (32.9 ability to do that.” points) average more points
Schwartz also confirmed per game than the Eagles, the obvious – newly signed veteranlinebackerDannellEllerbe who put up 31.4 weekly … Dating to last season, the Eagles wouldcompetewithJoeWalker have scored 20 or more for snaps in the middle. points in 13 straight games,
The soon-to-be 32-yearold the longest active streak of old Ellerbe (6-1, 236) also any team in the league … The could help in sub-packages. Eagles have won two of the
“He hasn’t been on the last three games versus the field for a pretty long time, Cowboys, who won in overtime so there’s a semblance of getting last year at AT&T Stadium. back in football shape,” The Birds are threepoint Schwartz said. “We’ll let that favorites Sunday night play out and see where it … Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus goes. But it’s good to have a Lawrence leads the veteran player there that has league with a career-best 11 a lot of experience, and he’s ½ sacks. Teammate David Irving got both of those. … I think has 6 sacks in his last we’ll start him probably five games, four of them at learning all three positions. AT&T Stadium … Referee Then also the nickel and the Bill Vinovich and his crew nickel SAM position, and officiating the game. In essence, we’ll see where it goes.” that means no funny
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) hands the ball off against the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football