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NFL Capsule: Eagles at Cowboys

NFL Capsule: Eagles at Cowboys

PHILADELPHIA (3-8) At DALLAS (5-6)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 9

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Philadelphia 1-9-1; Dallas 4-7

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 60-47

PRO32 RANKING - Eagles No. 29; Cowboys No. 18

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Eagles 38-23, Nov. 11

LAST WEEK - Eagles lost to Panthers 30-22; Cowboys lost to Redskins 38-31.

EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (9), PASS (17)

EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (18), PASS (15)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (32), PASS (3)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (13), PASS (9)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dallas has lost last eight Sunday night games. ... Eagles have lost last two games against NFC East opponents, after six wins in row. ... With one more loss, Eagles will have only third losing season in 14 years under coach Andy Reid. They have seven-game losing streak, their longest under Reid. ... Philadelphia 38-15 (.717 winning percentage) in December games under Reid, second only behind New England since 1999. ... Reid 17-10 vs. Cowboys, 7-5 in Dallas. ... Michael Vick has thrown for 642 yards with five TDs and no interceptions his last three starts against the Cowboys. ... Alex Henery has made 19 consecutive field goal attempts, an Eagles record. ... Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware has 16 sacks, his most against any team, in 15 career games against Philly. ... TE Jason Witten has 103 catches for 1,125 yards and seven TDs in 18 games against Eagles. ... QB Tony Romo has thrown 112 passes his last two games. He has attempted at least 50 passes in three of his last five games, twice a career-high 62 attempts. He had only three 50-pass games his first 83 starts before. .... Through 38 career games, WR Dez Bryant has 173 catches and 21 touchdowns. That is better than Michael Irvin and Drew Pearson, other receivers who wore No. 88 for the Cowboys.

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Bradley Beal thoroughly impressed by LeBron James after being his teammate at All-Star Game

Bradley Beal thoroughly impressed by LeBron James after being his teammate at All-Star Game

As a member of the Washington Wizards, Bradley Beal has had many battles with LeBron James over the years, first with the Miami Heat and now with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Over the weekend, Beal got to experience having James as a teammate for the first time at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

It was an eye-opening endeavor. Beal got to see up close and personal James' abilities and his routine to maximize them. In a group of the best players on the planet, James stood out.

"It was surreal at first, just being around all the guys," Beal said. "Even just being on his team for two days, that was an unbelievable experience."

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Beal, 24, is six seasons in to his NBA career and from experience has learned how to train for the rigors of an 82-game regular season. What James does at 33 years old to stay in peak form, however, is next level.

"To see his preparation, his focus and his mentality and what he does to take care of his body before and after games," Beal said. "That's the true testament to a Hall of Famer and one of the best to ever play the game."

James actually assisted Beal's first points in the All-Star Game, a two-handed dunk in the first quarter. James attacked the rim on a fastbreak to draw attention, then found Beal with a dump-off pass for an easy bucket.

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It was an example of James' tricks of the trade. He is not just the most athletic player on the court, he is also the smartest when it comes to the game of basketball.

"His approach and his leadership and everything, it's top notch. It's crazy because you always play against him and to play with him, you get experience the other side of it," Beal said.

Beal, however, did note that much of what he gleaned from James was by watching him. At the end of the day, they are competitors and James isn't going to give away all of his secrets.

"He's not disclosing that information," Beal joked.

The Wizards happen to play James and the Cavs in their first game back from the All-Star break on Thursday night. Once again, Beal will be on the other side. 

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Walt Williams talks Wizards, his NBA career and life after basketball

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Walt Williams talks Wizards, his NBA career and life after basketball

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes was joined by former NBA player Walt Williams for a wide-ranging discussion. Williams talked about the Wizards, his show on NBC Sports Washington and his playing career.

Williams also projected the NBA prospects of Maryland Terrapins stars Bruno Fernando and Kevin Huerter.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!