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Jon Gruden Still Enjoys Legendary EaglesCowboys 4th & 1

Jon Gruden Still Enjoys Legendary EaglesCowboys 4th & 1

I was flipping through the channels during a break in the Flyers game when I stumbled upon Jon Gruden's "QB Camp" on ESPN. He was talking with Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert about lord knows what (if I had to guess I'd say Gruden was being intense and rattling off a 67 word play call), when out of the corner of my eye I noticed a framed newspaper story.

I paused the DVR and took a closer look. The headline reads "Eagles Stop Cowboys Cold" and features a photo of the glorious defensive stand from that 1995 Eagles/Cowboys game at the Vet. I mean, the play has all-time legendary status for Eagles fans, but I had no idea it meant anything to Gruden.

He took the Raiders to the playoffs (!) and lost in the tuck rule AFC Championship game. He won a Super Bowl with Tampa. He's an analyst on Monday Night Football. The guy pisses football. With everything he's accomplished in his career he has the headline from his days as the Eagles offensive coordinator hanging on his wall.

I did a bit of the Googling on the game and came across this postgame story from Frank Fitzpatrick in the December 11, 1995 Inquirer. The first paragraph of the story reads...

"Time ran out and Jon Gruden pounded his fists jubilantly on the coaching  box's plexiglass window, the rhythmic thumps shaking the tiny cubicle.  On the field below, as the Eagles danced and leaped, their heartbeats,  not to mention those of their wildly whooping fans, must have sounded  the same."

So, apparently GruDog was a bit fired up about the defense stopping Barry Switzer's Cowboys on consecutive 4th & 1's. So fired up that 15+ years later he still has the newspaper clipping hanging on his wall. Kind of random, but very cool.

Here's some video of the famous plays. Note, the volume is not great, but it's the best I could find. Also, the kind gentleman who put this on YouTube may want to get checked for sleep apnea, because you can hear him breathing over the entire clip. Sir, as a fellow Eagles fan I am worried about your health and well being. With that being said, keep up the good work.

  

How amazing is Merrill's "And they stop 'em agaiiiinnnnn!"? Also, I think my favorite part is Mike Zordich's neck-roll. They don't make them like that anymore.

Oh, and if you are interested here is a partial boxscore from the game. FYI - Chris T. Jones had one catch for nine yards. Yeah, that's about right. I think Chris T. Jones was the first of the"best hands on the team" guys. He was quickly followed by Na Brown.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
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# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

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Eagles add to depleted secondary by claiming safety from Buffalo

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Eagles add to depleted secondary by claiming safety from Buffalo

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but the Eagles have added a safety to their roster.

They claimed Trae Elston off waivers from the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, a day after the Bills released him.

The Eagles were in desperate need of some depth at safety after hamstring injuries have ripped apart their secondary. Rodney McLeod, Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins all missed Wednesday's practice with hamstring injuries and are in danger of sitting this Sunday against the Giants. Cornerback Ronald Darby (ankle) will also still be out for a few more weeks.

The Eagles had just two safeties healthy Wednesday: Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Maragos.

It won't be easy for Elston to come in and pick up the defense in time to play. Jenkins said if the team brought in a new player, that guy would probably be used more in a special teams role or in an emergency situation. The Eagles also have linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, who can play safety, and Jenkins thinks the Eagles' cornerbacks have the ability to slide back too.

Elston, 23, went undrafted out of Ole Miss last year. He has bounced around from the Saints to the Bucs to the Browns and then to the Bills. He spent all of training camp with the Bills and made their initial roster out of training camp before getting waived on Tuesday.

Since the Eagles had just 52 players as of Wednesday, they won't need to make a corresponding roster move. They got down to 52 last Friday when they placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on IR.