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Redskins and Cowboys take weak social media jab at the Eagles

Redskins and Cowboys take weak social media jab at the Eagles

It’s March and the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys are desperate for #content. They’re also, apparently, thinking about the Eagles this St. Patrick's Day.

On Sunday, the Redskins tweeted this head-scratcher of a burn on the Eagles.

Since this is one of the weakest social media burns we’ve ever seen, Eagles fans, and the team account itself, came to defend its team and make fun of Washington immediately.

If it wasn’t enough, the Cowboys thought it was a good idea to join.

However, they even tweeted out a green logo earlier today.

It’s funny to think about how this even came about. The folks who work in social media for Washington probably had a planning meeting, saw the holiday was coming up and brainstormed ideas. When we think of these types of social burns, they’re typically pretty well-vetted to make sure it’ll at least be funny and fans will enjoy it. I just don’t get this one at all. It’s not even remotely funny or interesting.

Even Redskins fans agree.

Look, it’s March 17, and everyone will be filling out brackets this week and not necessarily thinking about football, which, for a week is just fine. It just proves that we are in a weird cycle of the year when even NFL teams are reaching for relevance.

Let’s save the funny internet burns for a little closer to the season and watch some basketball this week. We can go back to obsessing over the NFL before the draft.

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Eagles at Falcons live: Highlights, analysis from NFL Week 1 game

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8:05 p.m.: Dallas Goedert was spotted heading back inside during warmups. He was spotted by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark. 

That’s something to watch in this game. The Eagles came into this game with just two tight ends: Zach Ertz and Goedert. If Goedert is limited, expect to see a lot of Andre Dillard as a tight end/inline blocker. 

6:55 p.m.: The roof is indeed opening. 

6:54 p.m.: No surprises on the list of Eagles inactive players. In fact, the same seven from last week are inactive: 

Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee)
Jordan Mailata (back)
Nate Sudfeld (wrist)
Nate Herbig 
Matt Pryor 
Shareef Miller
Daeshon Hall 

6:40 p.m.: DeSean Jackson has taken the field.

And this is a good sign for Kamu Grugier-Hill, who's not wearing a brace.

6:20 p.m.: Carson Wentz is out on the field and getting ready.

4:47 p.m.: A quick look from the early games: The Giants lost to the Bills to fall to 0-2. 

And the Cowboys moved to 2-0 with a 31-21 win over the Redskins (0-2). That means the Eagles need to win tonight to keep pace with the Cowboys in the NFC East. Either way, this is becoming a two-team race like we all expected. Dak Prescott has now thrown for 674 yards and seven touchdowns in his first two games. He’s just the 11th quarterback all-time to put up those numbers in the first two games of a season. 

4:44 p.m.: I have arrived to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the second time in two days. This time, I’m really looking forward to the game. 

8:21 a.m.: Good morning, everyone! It’s going to be a long day of waiting for Sunday Night Football, but we should be in for a good game tonight. 

I got into Atlanta yesterday around noon and already saw a bunch of Eagles fans as I walked around town. I’d expect there to be a bunch at the game tonight. 

Last night, I got a chance to get a sneak peek at Mercedes-Benz Stadium a little early; I went to an Atlanta United game. The stadium is really cool; they did a good job. And for those going to the game, remember: the concession prices are really reasonable. That’s one of the coolest things about this new stadium. 

For those who were asking, the Falcons play on different turf than the Atlanta United and the soccer pitch is wider too, so more seats get put in. 

Enjoy watching all the afternoon games. In the meantime, here are our Eagles-Falcons predictions and five matchups to watch. 

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Eagles inactives: One key Eagle is getting closer

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ATLANTA — No big surprises on the list of Eagles’ inactives for Sunday Night Football against the Atlanta Falcons. The same seven players are inactive this week as Week 1. 

Here’s the complete list:

LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee)
OT Jordan Mailata (back)
QB Nate Sudfeld (wrist)
OL Nate Herbig 
OL Matt Pryor 
DE Shareef Miller
DE Daeshon Hall 

Grugier-Hill and Mailata both missed practice all week, but were able to work out some on a side field. Mailata is still a backup, but Grugier-Hill will be an important starter when he’s ready to return. 

Grugier-Hill was working out on the field early during warmups. He wasn’t wearing a brace. 

Sudfeld was a limited participant this week for the first time since breaking his left wrist during training camp. Doug Pederson earlier this week wouldn’t say who will be the backup once Sudfeld is ready to return. 

Defensive tackle Akeem Spence, who agreed to terms on Tuesday is playing tonight. He’s a seven-year NFL veteran, so the Eagles were able to get him up to speed in time to play. With Malik Jackson on IR, Tim Jernigan is expected to start and Hassan Ridgeway Spence will rotate in. 

Cornerback Craig James, who was called up from the practice squad this week, is also active for tonight’s game. 

The Eagles again have just seven active offensive linemen, which means their only backups are Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Andre Dillard. Last week, the Eagles used Dillard on four snaps as a tight end/extra inline blocker. 

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