Polk opened practice with the starters and ran a couple of plays.
The Eagles ran four plays inside the Cowboys' 5-yard line. Only one of them went to McCoy, and he went out of bounds after a 3-yard gain. Darren Sproles got the ball on the very next play and ran it in for the score.
On the other two -- the first two, actually -- Chris Polk took a handoff and successfully ran it in. His presence is a little troubling since he doesn't have a role apart from short-yardage situations, but the last time he got Fantasy owners all worked up, rushing for 50 yards and a score Week 9 at Houston, he followed it up with a combined seven Fantasy points in his next five games. That the Eagles went back to McCoy for their third play inside the 5 after Polk had already converted on the first two is also a positive sign.
Seems like McCoy's Week 15 performance was just "one of those things," which isn't what his Fantasy owners want to hear, especially if it got them eliminated from the playoffs. But that's kind of the way McCoy's season has gone. If you expected an assured 100 yards every week, you haven't been paying attention.
McCoy, who also added just one reception for one yard, had 16 of his team's 21 carries, but saw
McCoy enjoyed big performances in Weeks 12 and 13 but has managed just 115 yards and no touchdowns on 34 touches over the last two weeks. He'll look for a bigger game when he faces the Redskins in Week 16.
McCoy carried the ball 17 times, gaining just 50 yards. He averaged just 2.9 yards per carry. Things got worse right after the half. On the team's first play of the third quarter, McCoy lost a fumble. Seattle scored just two plays later. McCoy only received five carries the rest of the contest. Surprisingly, McCoy was not targeted in the passing game.
He'll look for more Week 15 against the Cowboys.
The Eagles listed McCoy’s absence as non-injury related. He was able to practice Wednesday and Thursday.