By Ray Boyd
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — LeSean McCoy did not use a lot of words to sum up how he feels. “I feel alright. Just ready to get back to it this week and prepare for Dallas.”
The tone was a little more somber than ideal when McCoy was a guest on The Players Lounge on Monday.
There was no surprise in terms of the somber tone. McCoy and the Eagles obviously lost an important game on Sunday to the Seahawks and McCoy’s string of effective performances came to an end.
McCoy rushed for just 50 yards on 17 carries on the day. Ironically, McCoy came into the game just 48 yards shy of becoming the Eagles’ all-time leading rusher.
He accomplished the feat, but barely, and it was clear that it was not the best back drop for such a big milestone.
“It’s something special,” McCoy said of passing Wilbert Montgomery to become the team’s top rusher. “I haven’t really gotten a chance to just kind of feel it yet.”
McCoy expressed that the performance on Sunday made it hard to really appreciate the moment.
The team’s mindset, including McCoy’s, was set squarely on the task at hand with three games remaining in the season. “The only thing we can do now is just win the division,” McCoy said. “That’s what we want to do. It’s what we got to do.”
The focus shifts to the Dallas Cowboys, who the Eagles defeated 33-10 on Thanksgiving Day.
With tiebreakers surrendered to the Seahawks, Cardinals and Packers, it will be vital for the Eagles to find a way to win the NFC East. They hold their own destiny in their hands with all three games left being against divisional opponents.
McCoy added that he isn’t expecting the Cowboys to look vastly different that they did on that Thursday Night. He stressed the importance on taking care of the little things, and emphasized that he has to do a better job of protecting the football.
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