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A loopy Carson Wentz FaceTimed Eagles after surgery and asked about new plays

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A loopy Carson Wentz FaceTimed Eagles after surgery and asked about new plays

Next man up. That's this 2017 Philadelphia Eagles team's motto.

So it's Nick Foles' turn at quarterback now that Carson Wentz has been lost for the season. The man who would follow in Foles' footsteps? That would be Nate Sudfeld.

The quarterbacks on this team are extremely close.

"They’re honestly like brothers to me," Sudfeld told reporters on Thursday.

Sudfeld also relayed a rather funny FaceTime call he and Foles received from Wentz right after his surgery to repair his torn ACL.

“He was pretty loopy after the anesthesia. He was trying to figure out the new plays we put in," Sudfeld said.

There wasn't a whole lot of small talk, apparently. Wentz is in positive spirits, Sudfeld said, as also seen in his video message to fans.

Of course Carson wanted to talk football.

“The first question from Wentz, ‘so what’s this new play I saw in the emails?’ I was like, ‘you sure you want to know right now?” Sudfeld said.

“Do you expect anything less from Carson? He was ordering a burger at the same time.”

“He was loopy but he was good. Classic Carson."

Eagles fans are going to miss Classic Carson on the field the rest of the season, sadly.

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Photo of Wentz post-surger via his IG:

The Eagles had the perfect Veterans Day touchdown celebration

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The Eagles had the perfect Veterans Day touchdown celebration

Sunday was Veterans Day across the United States and both the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles paid tribute as part of the #SaluteToService initiative. 

Former President George W. Bush was on hand at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly for the coin flip prior to kickoff as veterans from across the country were recognized throughout the game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles even found a way to incorporate a salute into their touchdown celebration after Zach Ertz caught a touchdown pass from Carson Wentz in the third quarter to tie the game at 13 a piece.

The NFL has helped raise close to $5.5 million for the league’s military non-profit partners. You can learn more about the initiatives here.

Check out the Eagles' classy gesture below.


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Cowboys and Eagles scuffle at midfield during warmups

Cowboys and Eagles scuffle at midfield during warmups

The Philadelphia Eagles do not like the Dallas Cowboys and vice versa.

With a primetime kickoff on Sunday Night Football, both teams had all day to stew for the NFC East rivalry. And the two teams scuffled around midfield of the Linc during warmups.

It's unclear what the dustup was caused by but it didn't appear to be much more than a little pushing and shoving. Jalen Mills, who is not dressed to play this evening, appears to be at the center of things along with Cowboys coach Kris Richard. Officals did have to intervene to seperate the players and coaches. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott appeared to be a peacemaker. 

Here's a few looks from field level and you can watch another view from the TV cameras above.

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