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Colts vs Cowboys Wednesday Injury Report

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T Gosder Cherilus (groin), WR Joshua Cribbs (not injury related), CB Vontae Davis (groin), WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring), LB D’Qwell Jackson (not injury related), G Joe Reitz (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (knee), LB Erik Walden (knee)
DALLAS COWBOYS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T Doug Free (ankle), G Zack Martin (ankle), LB Rolando McClain (knee), RB DeMarco Murray (hand), DT Josh Price-Brent (calf, not injury related), QB Tony Romo (back), LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Jeff Heath (thumb), CB Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle), DE George Selvie (thumb)

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Cowboys at Eagles NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

DALLAS COWBOYS (9-4) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-4)

SERIES

COWBOYS EAGLES
SERIES LEADER 59-48
STREAKS   Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Garrett: 4-5 Kelly: 2-1
LAST WEEK W 41-28 at Bears L 24-14 vs. Seahawks
LAST GAME 11/27/14: Eagles 33 at Cowboys 10. Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy rushes for 159 yards & TD. Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin has 8 receptions for 108 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/20/13: Cowboys 17, Eagles 3. Dallas WR Terrance Williams catches 6 passes for 71 yards & TD. Cowboys WR Dez Bryant adds 8 receptions for 110 yards.
BROADCAST NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Ross Tucker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Dal.), 92 (Phi.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Dal.), 226 (Phi.).

STATS

PASSING Romo: 242-350-2923-25-8-108.8 (2L) Sanchez: 121-195-1500-10-7-88.0
RUSHING Murray: 320-1606 (1L)-5.0-9 (T1L) McCoy: 259-1068 (2C)-4.1-4
RECEIVING Bryant: 73-1034-14.2-10 (T2C) Maclin: 74-1109-15.0-10 (T2C)
OFFENSE 378.8 394.8 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE -1 -6
DEFENSE 365.0 371.9
SACKS Melton: 5 Barwin: 13.5 (1C)
INTs 4 tied: 2 Jenkins: 3
PUNTING
  1. Jones: 46.0
  2. Jones: 43.9
KICKING Bailey: 103 (40/40 PAT; 21/24 FG) Parkey (R): 125 (1C) (44/44 PAT; 27/29 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS: Are 6-0 on road, best record in NFL…QB TONY ROMO ranks 2nd in NFL with 108.8 rating. Has 125 rating on road. Aims for 6th road game in row with 100+ rating…RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads NFL with 1,606 rush yards. Has 100+ rush yards in 11 of 13 games, incl. 179 yards last week. Tied HOFer EMMITT SMITH for most 100-yard rush games by Cowboy in season…WR DEZ BRYANT has 1,000+ yards (1,034) & 10+ TDs (10) for 3rd consecutive season, tied for longest streak in team history. Since 2012, leads NFL with 35 rec. TDs. TE JASON WITTEN needs 4 catches for 11th consecutive season with 50+ receptions. WR COLE BEASLEY had career-high 2 TDs last week…CB ORLANDO SCANDRICK had INT last week. In past 2 at Phi., CB BRANDON CARR has 2 INTs (1 TD). DE GEORGE SELVIE had 2 sacks in last game at Phi. S BARRY CHURCH leads team with 76 tackles & LB ROLANDO MC CLAIN is 2nd with 72… EAGLES: QB MARK SANCHEZ has won both career starts vs. Dal…RB LE SEAN MC COY has 290 rush yards (145 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2 meetings. Had 159 yards & TD in Week 13. RB DARREN SPROLES has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 PR) in past 4 at home…WR JEREMY MACLIN had 8 catches for 108 yards in Week 13. Has 47 catches for 664 yards (94.9 per game) & 6 TDs in past 7. Rookie WR JORDAN MATTHEWS has 5 TDs in past 6, incl. TD in Week 13. TE ZACH ERTZ had TD last week…Phi. has 9 players with return TD, tied for most in season in NFL history. LB CONNOR BARWIN leads NFC with 13.5 sacks. Has 11.5 sacks in past 5 at home. Aims for 6th in row at home with sack. DE FLETCHER COX has sack in 3 of past 5. LB TRENT COLE has 3 sacks in past 5. DE VINNY CURRY had sack in last home game vs. Dal. Has 8 sacks in past 10. CB CARY WILLIAMS & S NATE ALLEN each had INT in Week 13.

Cowboys at Eagles Wednesday Injury Report

DALLAS COWBOYS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Jeremy Mincey (not injury related), QB Tony Romo (back), LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Jeff Heath (thumb), DE Demarcus Lawrence (chest), LB Rolando McClain (knee), DE George Selvie (thumb)
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Practice Report
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
Wednesday QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday K Cody Parkey (right groin), RB Chris Polk (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), TE Trey Burton (hamstring), WR Josh Huff (hip), DE Cedric Thornton (groin)

Garrett Says Murray Can Handle the Heavy Workload for Cowboys

DeMarco Murray established career highs in carries (32) and catches (nine) in the Cowboys’ 41-28 win against the Bears, continuing a trend of heavy use the entire season but coach Jason Garrett doesn’t see Murray slowing down, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

“DeMarco is a guy who has shown he can handle the workload, both as a runner and a receiver,” Garrett said. “He wants more. He never wants to come out of the game. At different times, we’ve done a good job of getting the other guys in there and they’ve taken advantages of their opportunities and we’ll continue to do that, but he’s a bellcow player and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down at all to me. He feels great. He says he feels great and really looks like he’s playing at a very high level.”

Garrett said the use had more to do with Chicago’s scheme than a specific plan to get Murray the ball that much.

“That used to happen a lot with Emmitt [Smith] back in the day,” Garrett said. “When you’d go play the Giants, they play a lot of Cover 2 and Emmitt would carry the ball a lot and they’d be trying to take the outside receivers away and we’d dump the ball down a lot. That was a little bit of the game the other night, whether it was all Cover 2 or not, there was a softness to their coverage where they weren’t going to give up a lot of big plays and Tony [Romo] did a good job of checking the ball down.