Eagles Notes: McCoy still feeling effects of concussion

Posted: November 28, 2012

The Eagles said Tuesday that LeSean McCoy is still in the first phase of a five-stage process to return from a concussion, making it unlikely that McCoy will play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

In other injury news, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has a bruised tailbone and is unlikely to practice on Wednesday. Offensive tackle King Dunlap has a strained medial collateral ligament and will not practice. Fullback Stanley Havili has an ankle sprain, as does center Dallas Reynolds.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson, whose multiple broken ribs will sideline him for at least six weeks, was placed on injured reserve designated to return - a precautionary designation that will likely be irrelevant because the Eagles cannot make the postseason.

Tackle Jason Peters was placed on injured reserve after the window for his return from the non-football injury list expired.

No excuses for Bowles

Andy Reid fired Juan Castillo after five games, and the Eagles' defense has gone into a tailspin ever since. Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, whose specialty is the secondary, has seen his pass defense shredded.

All five opposing quarterbacks the defense has faced accumulated a passer rating greater than 120 against the Eagles. The team has not recorded an interception during that span.

"The numbers speak for themselves. I can't stand here and debate that," Reid said. "They are what they are, as far as the numbers go. I said this before, I think Juan Castillo is a heck of a football coach. And I think Todd is a good coach. We've just got to make sure we're getting our point across and we do a better job. Right now it's not good enough."

Contact Zach Berman at zberman@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @ZBerm.

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