Eagles Notes: Eagles' McCoy named NFC offensive player of week

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said the NFC player of the week was late in coming, but he'll take it. YONG KIM / Inquirer Staff
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said the NFC player of the week was late in coming, but he'll take it. YONG KIM / Inquirer Staff
Posted: December 26, 2013

LeSean McCoy was named NFC offensive player of the week for Week 16 on Tuesday, but the Eagles running back wondered why the award did not come earlier this month.

"They could have it back; I should have had it two weeks ago," McCoy said, referring to his 217-yard performance against the Detroit Lions on Dec. 8.

Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown won that week, so McCoy's 133-yard game against the Bears on Sunday must suffice.

"It's an honor, it's something nice to have, I appreciate any award I get," McCoy said. "But at this point, all I'm set on is this week. Everything rides on this game. All the big stats, big games we had, the losses, the wins. That stuff doesn't matter. What matters is this week."

There are still some key statistics to watch. McCoy needs 37 yards in Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys to break Wilbert Montgomery's single-season franchise record of 1,513 rushing yards set in 1979. He also is on pace to win the NFL's rushing title and enters the weekend 189 rushing yards ahead of Kansas City's Jamaal Charles.

"I'm getting them both," McCoy said.

Asked which one means more to him, McCoy took a moment to think.

"I'll say the franchise [record]," McCoy said. "They're the team I play for that drafted me. I signed my contract to be here for a while. Keeping it here in the franchise is something special."

Safeties practice

Safety Earl Wolff practiced Tuesday after exiting Sunday's game because he reinjured his right knee. He said his knee feels "sore, but better than it did yesterday." Wolff appears to be on pace to play against the Cowboys.

"I did everything today," Wolff said. "That's a great sign."

Defensive coordinator Bill Davis described Wolff as day-to-day, and said the team will make a decision about how much Wolff plays based on his health.

"The hope is to have the best 11 players out there playing," Davis said. "If Earl is one of those 11, then absolutely. But the best 11 will play. If he can work back in there, great. If not, we just need the best 11 out there."

Safety Kurt Coleman returned to practice after missing Sunday's game because of a hamstring injury. Safety Colt Anderson remains sidelined with a knee injury.


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