McCoy could play Sunday, but knows rushing title is longshot

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  • By Dan Hanzus NFL.com
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LeSean McCoy seems resigned to the fact that a subpar game against the Cowboys last Saturday will end his run at the NFL rushing title and the Eagles' single-season rushing record held by Wilbert Montgomery.

"Montgomery, he's probably smiling right now," McCoy said Saturday, according to The Delaware County Daily Times. "I'll get it next year -- hopefully."

That same report strongly suggested that McCoy wouldn't play when the 7-8 Eagles close the season against the Redskins on Sunday. Andy Reid made it clear McCoy was anything but out, despite suffering an ankle injury vs. Dallas.

"McCoy has a slight ankle sprain, but he'll be fine," Reid said. "I know there was something put out there that he wasn't going to play, but that's not the case. (His comments) were more towards how many yards he thought he needed to break Wilbert Montgomery's record."

McCoy had both the rushing title and the Eagles' all-time single-season rushing title in reach with two games to play, but struggled with just 35 yards on 13 carries Saturday. McCoy is 123 yards shy of Montgomery's team rushing record. He's second in the NFL with 1,309 rushing yards, 128 behind Jaguars star Maurice Jones-Drew.

"I laid an egg today," McCoy said following the win over Dallas. "So I probably won't get to get it. But it doesn't matter, as long as we win out. I think I rushed pretty well this year."

That can't be denied. In 15 games, McCoy has more than 1,600 total yards and 20 touchdowns (17 on the ground). The Eagles have had many ills this season, but McCoy was never one of them.

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