Randall Cunningham

Randall Cunningham joining Las Vegas Raiders organization

Randall Cunningham joining Las Vegas Raiders organization

Former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham is reportedly joining the Las Vegas Raiders organization.

While Cunningham, 57, can still likely throw bombs to Raiders receivers, he'll be guiding them spiritually as the team chaplain, according to ESPN.

"I'm elated, flabbergasted," Cunningham told ESPN on Friday. "I've already been in on some [Zoom] meetings with the team. I plan on spending a lot of time with the guys when it's OK. I've talked with Marcus Mariota, Nelson Agholor. What an amazing group of people Mark Davis and Jon Gruden have put together."

Cunningham played his college ball at UNLV and coached high school football in Las Vegas for a couple of seasons a few years back.

Randall has spent much of the past few years working with daughter, Vashti, and son, Randall II, in their quest for Olympic dreams.

The former NFL MVP is highly regarded around the league and will be a solid addition to the Raiders organization. His Twitter account, which is mostly dormant, has the handle "PastorRandallC."

Randall worked with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden during his playing days in Philadelphia.

"He's going to take care of the guys in Las Vegas," Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN.com. "Jon had him address the team in a team Zoom [recently] and he did a really good job of setting the stage for the team in Las Vegas.

Just last week, NBC Sports Philadelphia ranked Randall as the second best quarterback in Eagles history.

The Eagles all-time team: Donovan McNabb earns the QB spot

The Eagles all-time team: Donovan McNabb earns the QB spot

Over the next few weeks, we'll be unveiling our all-time Eagles team. 

We enlisted the help of Eagles reporters Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro, Quick Slants hosts Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks and Quick Slants producer Mike Mulhern for voting. 

We asked each person to rank their top five players at 16 different positions. A first-place vote was worth five points, a second-place vote was worth four, and so on. 

Up first: Quarterback

Complete voting 

1. Donovan McNabb = 24 
2. Randall Cunningham = 17
3. Nick Foles = 15
4. Ron Jaworski = 9
5. Norm Van Brocklin = 7
6. Carson Wentz = 3

The breakdown
McNabb wasn’t a unanimous No. 1, but he got four of five first-place votes and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles got the other. But Randall Cunningham edged out Foles for second, with two second-place votes and three third-place votes. No two voters agreed on Foles, who got a first-place vote, a second-place vote, a third-place vote, a fourth-place vote and a fifth-place vote.

Current quarterback Carson Wentz got only two votes — a fourth and a fifth. Norm Van Brocklin, the Eagles’ QB in the 1960 NFL Championship Game, got a second-place vote, the only top-three vote that didn’t go to McNabb, Foles or Cunningham.

Did we get it right? 
Sure. Say what you want about McNabb, like him or not, the guy won nine playoff games, reached five NFC Championship Games and got the Eagles to the playoffs in eight of the nine seasons that he was healthy enough to start at least 10 games. McNabb holds every franchise career passing record and won a franchise-record 92 games.

You can make a case for Foles based on his record-setting 2013 Pro Bowl season and 2017 Super Bowl run. He accomplished something no other quarterback has done since 1960 —win a championship. But Foles only started 32 regular-season games in an Eagles uniform, never more than 10 in a season. When it comes to contributions over a career, McNabb has to get the edge.

Complete team: 
QB: Donovan McNabb 

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Damaris Johnson and 10 crazy Eagles-Cowboys stats!

Damaris Johnson and 10 crazy Eagles-Cowboys stats!

Eagles-Cowboys week means Eagles-Cowboys stats!

So with a full day to kill before kickoff tonight, here are 10 fascinating Eagles-Cowboys stats from throughout the rivalry’s 120-game history!

Shady and Jim Brown: LeSean McCoy is tied with Jim Brown for highest yards-per-carry average ever against the Cowboys at 5.3 yards per attempt. Walter Payton is third at 5.1 and Duce Staley is next at 4.9. Two Eagles and two Hall of Famers.

Most 100-yard games: Shady is also tied for most career 100-yard games against the Cowboys with four. O.J. Anderson, Tiki Barber, Walter Payton and Ricky Watters also had four. Three of Ricky’s were with the Eagles.

Tommy McDonald was a Cowboy: Did you know all-time Eagles great Tommy McDonald was also a Cowboy? He’s also one of a small group of players who have scored a touchdown for both the Cowboys and Eagles: McDonald, Mike Ditka, Herschel Walker, Randall Cunningham, Terrell Owens, Miles Austin, DeMarco Murray and Orlando Scandrick.

D-Jack and Vick: DeSean Jackson’s 210 yards against the Cowboys in 2010 are the most in NFL history by a player on four or fewer catches. Jackson’s four catches from Michael Vick went for 60 yards (first play of the game), 37 yards, 22 yards and 91 yards in a 30-27 Eagles win.

There goes Lito! Lito Sheppard has two of the four-longest INT returns ever against the Cowboys — a 102-yarder in 2006 off Drew Bledsoe at the Linc and a 101-yarder off Vinny Testaverde in 2004 at Texas Stadium.  He’s the only player with two 100-yard INT returns against the same team. 

Best vs. Eagles: Jason Witten has more catches against the Eagles than any player in history — by far. Witten has 152 catches in 29 career games against the Eagles, 51 more than any other player. Art Monk had 101. Witten’s 1,642 yards are also the most ever against the Eagles. Here are the most catches in NFL history by a player against a specific team:

185 … Larry Fitzgerald vs. Rams
175 … Larry Fitzgerald vs. Saints
175 … Jerry Rice vs. Falcons
173 … Larry Fitzgerald vs. 49ers
157 … Jason Witten vs. Giants
152 … Jason Witten vs. Eagles

Ertz closing in: Zach Ertz is closing in on the most catches ever by an opposing tight end against the Cowboys. His 57 in 12 games are second-most, five behind Jackie Smith. The Hall of Famer had 62 in 24 career games for the Cards against the Cowboys. Brian Westbrook’s 67 receptions are the most ever by an Eagle against the Cowboys. Ertz’s 57 catches have come from Carson Wentz (38), Sam Bradford (8), Nick Foles (6), Mark Sanchez (3) and Matt Barkley (2).  

Wes Hopkins was a Cowboy Killer: Wes Hopkins owns the record for most career INTs vs. the Cowboys. He shares the mark of nine with Terry Kinard, who was with the Giants in the 1980s. Wes picked off Troy Aikman three times and Steve Pelluer, Gary Hogeboom and Danny White twice.

Damaris Johnson??? The longest punt return ever against the Cowboys was also by an Eagle — Damaris Johnson, of all people. He brought a Brian Moorman punt back 98 yards with 53 seconds left in the Cowboys’ 38-33 win at Cowboys Stadium in 2012.

Something the Eagles could use: When the Eagles have a 100-yard rusher, they’re 16-2 against the Cowboys. They haven’t had one since McCoy in 2014.

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