POSTED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 4:46pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 11:44pm
Cowboys injury plagued Running Back Felix Jones sat out Tuesday's practice at Valley Ranch with an undisclosed injury, according to their website. Jones missed four games this season due to a high ankle sprain. Rookie RB DeMarco Murray has been lost for the season with a broken leg, leaving Jones as the only proven running back on the Cowboys roster. Dallas signed Sammy Morris late last week.
The Dallas Cowboys (8-6) will host Philadelphia (6-8), 2:15pm MT at Cowboys Stadium. Since 2001, Philadelphia leads the series, 13-9.
If the Eagles win their final two games, and the Giants lose to the Jets or the Cowboys, the Eagles will win the NFC East. If the Cowboys defeat the Eagles and the Giants lose to the Jets, the Cowboys will win the NFC East. If the Giants win out against the Jets and Cowboys, New York will win the division if the Eagles lose one game, either to the Cowboys or the Redkins.
"Obviously we need some teams to lose," Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said. "But what we can control is just winning games. This is one of the games that we need to win, so I think that probably drives us a little more."
"Well, you guys are right with me on this. You’ve been around this thing a long time, so you know anything’s possible," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "Nothing surprises me in the National Football League. It’s important you just try to keep getting better every week and let everything happen the way it happens in this league. It’s crazy that way."
"You can't be up and down," Dallas QB Tony Romo said. "If you look, we've been a lot more consistent here the last few months, and you've just got to keep doing that. The rest is going to take care of itself. Our team is starting to figure out who we are a little bit, and obviously we've had a couple of close losses, but we're ready to go now."
"It's definitely a challenge," McCoy said. "We want to win the game no matter if we've got a shot or we don't. If I played for another team maybe it would be different, but the hard work we put in each week, the attitudes we have in the locker room, we want to makle plays. We want to win games.
"When you line up and the guy across from you is playing hard, you want to match his intensity. So, I don't think it matters when you're on the field."