It's the worst division in football but somebody has to win it. At the midway point, the Cowboys appear to be the favorites.
Kirwan: Our former NFL front-office staffer uses his years of knowledge and summer trip around the league to prognosticate each team's win-loss record.
In an effort to revitalize a struggling front four, the New York Giants are scheduled to meet with former Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson and former Panthers defensive end Eric Norwood according to reports. Patterson reportedly will undergo a physical as part of his visit. In 2011, Patterson suffered a seizure in training camp before he underwent brain surgery following the season.
Dream Scheme? Defensive coordinator Bill Davis needs new starting DBs as Philadelphia retools this offseason.
In Will Brinson's second 2013 NFL Mock Draft, we see the top spots at tackle and guard flip after strong combine performances from the guys previously in second there.
The Philadelphia Eagles have released defensive tackles Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson. Jenkins signed with the Eagles as a free agent in 2011. Patterson was the longest-tenured player on the roster.
Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson contracted viral pneumonia last week and had to be hospitalized, and the team placed him on the non-football injury/illness list and cut his pay in the process. That doesn't sit well with Patterson's representation, and his agents say they plan to file a grievance to get Patterson paid in full.
The rest of this season for the Eagles is all about one person -- rookie quarterback Nick Foles. He took a huge step forward last week by leading the Eagles to two fourth-quarter touchdowns and a victory. On Thursday night, he will be tested again against the Bengals.
Rookie quarterback Nick Foles called his own play on the game-winning TD pass Sunday that gave the Eagles a 23-21 victory over the Bucs. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for Philadelphia.
Eagles inactives for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Bucs include QB Michael Vick and RB LeSean McCoy.

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