ARLINGTON, Texas -- After another season ended in the playoffs for Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles, a familiar question expects to linger in the offseason.
"I say it every year," McNabb said after Philadelphia lost to the Dallas Cowboys 34-14 in the opening round of the playoffs Saturday night. "I want to be here and don't want to be anywhere else."
The 11th-year Eagles quarterback had his contract restructured this past summer, but didn't get an extension past the 2010 season.
Because of those postseason failures, the question has come up several times whether the Eagles need a new start with someone other than McNabb.
McNabb was 19 of 37 for 230 yards with a touchdown and an interception as his career postseason record dropped to 9-7.
The Eagles had won their first game in seven consecutive postseason appearances since Reid became coach. McNabb was the starter in six of those victories.
"Donovan is a great quarterback," Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook said. "We wouldn't have had the success we had without him."
"I'm very surprised," McNabb said. "The guys were motivated to change what happened last week. We didn't capitalize on the opportunities we had. I take full responsibility for that."
A disastrous second quarter did in the Eagles as they were sent to their earliest playoff exit under Reid and McNabb.
Philadelphia players promised they'd get things corrected after the humbling loss six days earlier. Instead, it was much more of the same, especially in a second quarter that saw Dallas score 27 points on five straight possessions.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press