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NFL SCHEDULE CHANGE 2013 2014: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears flexed to NBC’s Sunday Night Football in Week 16

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Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles and Marc Trestman’s Chicago Bears have emerged as two of the more entertaining teams in the league, late this season.

The NFL acknowledged as much today, announcing that the Week 16 Bears at Eagles game on December 22 will be flexed to 7:30 p.m. CT on NBC. That tilt will replace the New England Patriots-Baltimore Ravens game, which will move to 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS.

It’s a minor surprise that two traditional AFC powerhouses are being displaced, but this change is a nod to the potential ratings edge of two fresh teams with innovative offenses. There’s also the possibility of the Eagles or Bears clinching the NFC East and NFC North respectively.

Both games are attractive matchups. The big winner might just be CBS, which is granted the premier AFC battle of the afternoon.

If the NFC East isn’t decided until the season finale, the Eagles could find themselves being flexed into the Sunday night game in back-to-back weeks.

Get your popcorn ready.

NFL GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals | NFL Preseason 2013

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PHOENIX – The Cowboys have broken training camp and arrived in Arizona for the third exhibition game of the preseason.

Coach Jason Garrett said the first-teamers will play more than they did last week in Oakland, meaning we should see the starters get into the second quarter.

Let’s check out the players to watch in todays (Saturday’s) game with the Cardinals.

David Arkin – With an injury once again with the offensive line at guard, David Arkin steps into fill the void at left guard. Arkin has had the type of summer that many in the front wished that he would have had his rookie season when he was drafted three years ago. For Arkin, nothing has been easy but he has developed into a better player over the past season where there appeared to be little or no hope. In this camp, he has shown the ability to handle blocks at all levels with better power but more importantly, he has been able to finish them. Until Ronald Leary returns from his knee scope, he is your starter and deserves my attention.

Jakar Hamilton – There is a solid reason that Jakar Hamilton is on this team because of where he sat on the Cowboys draft board. If you go back in his men like Tony Romo and Miles Austin were in the same boat as Hamilton, who is trying to make a squad much those players did their rookie year. Hamilton has flashed at times in this scheme but not enough to say that he clearly has a spot on this team. With no Matt Johnson and J.J. Wilcox, Hamilton and Jeff Heath should see plenty of action in the game against the Cardinals. Where Hamilton needs to show up is on special teams as well much like Eric Frampton did last season. I believe that this front office will keep five safeties and right now, Hamilton needs to fight his way on this roster.

Hayden has shown plenty of ability so far in his opportunity but will he make this front office and coaching staff play him more than Lissemore? I am going to watch and find out.

Dwayne Harris, WR: I couldn’t have given you one significant play Harris has made during training camp up until Thursday’s two minute drill, when he tallied 30 yards and a receiving touchdown. But it’s probably worth noting: Harris made those plays with the second-team offense. If he’s going to hold onto his job as the Cowboys’ No. 3 wide receiver, he’d probably do well to make some plays against the Cardinals.

Nick Hayden, DT: The recent injury to Sean Lissemore puts even more attention on Hayden, who is going to get even more playing time with the first unit against Arizona. With Jay Ratliff and Lissemore not participating, Hayden has a real opportunity to stand out and show why the Cowboys want him on their defensive line rotation. He has already made an impression in his first two preseason games – more playing time will hopefully yield more of that.

Terrance Williams, WR: Of course we’ll be watching this guy. He hasn’t played yet in the preseason but he’ll get a few snaps – maybe even the entire first half. The Cowboys want to see him with the starters but also as the main guy once the first-teamers exit. Williams has had a great week of practice and it’ll be interesting to see if it translates to the field against a talented secondary in Arizona.

Bruce Carter, LB: For some reason, he’s been somewhat of a forgotten man on this defense. He’s made a few plays in camp but nothing outstanding. Carter’s speed and athleticism usually shows up more in the games, so I’ll be watching him closer than I have so far in the preseason. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cowboys send him on a blitz, like they did with Lee last week.

Phillip Tanner, RB: I would have considered Tanner a longshot to make the team this year given the depth at the position and how valued Lance Dunbar’s role seems to be in the offense, but Tanner isn’t allowing himself to be looked over this camp and through the preseason. Tanner’s had two relatively strong preseason games, and he needs to keep running with that same force this week and maybe contribute with a play on special teams to warrant keeping four backs. At this point, if he keeps playing the same way, it’d be hard to leave him off the 53.

Brandon Magee, LB: A lot was made of bringing in Magee after the draft was over. The Cowboys seemed to value the undrafted player more than the typical free agent, and I’ve expected to see more plays from him through the preseason than what’s occurred so far. Too often the second- and third-team linebackers have allowed big runs. It’ll be a tough decision whether or not to keep some of the backup middle linebackers on this team when dwindling down the roster. The Cowboys have tried working Magee in at weak side linebacker, and I want to see if that’s a better fit.


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NFL GAMEDAY RESOURCES: Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders | NFL Preseason 2013

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The Dallas Cowboys are about to play their second game in six days, but this time you can expect to see a little more from the veterans.

Tony Romo, DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten and fellow starters will likely get a series,  maybe two. Then it’ll be back to the backups and other hopefuls trying to turn enough heads to make the team.

With a full roster of 90 players, there are plenty of guys to be watching out for.

Doug Free, RT: Free has gotten a lot of praise for his improved play during training camp, and he was on the starting offensive line that ran the ball so well Sunday against Miami. This time, he’s going to be defending Romo, and he’s probably going to be playing a little bit longer than just five or six plays. It’ll be interesting to see how he holds up with a larger sample size.

Sterling Moore, CB: Morris Claiborne looks like a scratch for this game, and the starters aren’t going to get a lot of playing time anyway. Moore has probably looked the best of the corners behind the trio of Claiborne, Brandon Carr and Orlando Scandrick. I expect he’ll see a lot of the field, and if he plays like he practices, he should do pretty well.

Dante Rosario, TE: While we’re still trying to figure out how the Cowboys are going to use these tight ends, it’s clear that some of them are getting work in the H-back role, especially with no fullback on the roster. Rosario has worked with the first-team offense around the goal-line. I’m anxious to see him in the backfield but also as a regular tight end. Witten, Hanna and Escobar all have a spot on this team it seems but I get the feeling Rosario is going to do enough where he’ll have to be included as well.

George Selvie, DE: Well someone has to say it. We probably all will be watching this guy to see if he can duplicate that stellar showing last week. And that’s really what the NFL is all about. Everyone can have a moment in the sun. But can you do it again? Another game like last Sunday for Selvie and he could easily be a guy that now fits into the rotation, perhaps even ahead of Kyle Wilber.

Lance Dunbar – The former North Texas running back got the first series in the Hall of Fame Game and not much else. It shows just how far he’s come, because he was treated like the No. 2 back and a valuable commodity behind DeMarco Murray. I expect to see more work for him this week. He’s said he sees himself as a complete back rather than a change of pace or specialty player. If he can run between the tackles for long gains and pass protect this week, he could receive a bigger workload when it matters.

Ernie Sims – With the addition of Justin Durant this year, the versatility of Alex Albright and selection of DeVonte Holloman, sometimes veteran Ernie Sims can be forgotten. He’s made sure that doesn’t happen much this camp. The 4-3 was always thought to be the better fit for Sims, and he looks quick in it during camp. He needs to have some of those types of plays translate to the game as well. I think he makes this team, but if he can stay around the ball in a game as he does in practice, it will help his cause.

Dwayne Harris – I didn’t think that Harris played all that well last week against the Dolphins overall and this surprised me because he had shown some nice things in camp before the game. The third down on the opening drive, on the slant play is a catch and conversion that he makes all day but it appeared like he stopped on the route and then tried to restart thus putting himself in a bad position for the ball. With Terrence Williams once again out for this game against Oakland, it’s another opportunity to show Derek Dooley what he can do if put in the mix. I expected a more productive and complete game from Harris this week to put pressure on Williams.

Nick Hayden – Through these last several weeks of practice and what I have observed in minicamp practices back in Dallas, that the defensive coaches have taken a likening to Hayden and his work so far this season. With Jay Ratliff out until the team returns home, Jason Hatcher has been playing the under tackle while Sean Lissemore and Hayden have been working at the nose. This week, the coaches have put Hayden with the first defense to see how he would be paired with Hatcher. The move is not because Lissemore has been terrible in anyway but more about finding rotational players inside for when Ratliff returns to the lineup. Hayden has shown plenty of ability so far in his opportunity but will he make this front office and coaching staff play him more than Lissemore? I am going to watch and find out.

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