Here are some things to keep an eye on as the Eagles welcome the Cowboys to the Linc on Sunday.

Grand pair

Expect Jeremy Maclin to play Sunday. The Eagles wide receiver needs just 36 receiving yards to reach 1,000 for the season. It's a milestone every receiver and running back in the NFL aims to accomplish. If Maclin were to get to a grand, he and DeSean Jackson (1,056) would become the first pair of Eagles to reach the 1,000-yard mark in the same season.

Records to fall?

The Eagles' top-ranked offense needs just two points to eclipse last season's franchise record of 429 points. Three touchdowns would top a team mark of 50 set 62 years ago. And 118 total yards would pass a 2006 record of 6,103 net yards in a season. On defense, however, if the Eagles allow more than 26 points to the Cowboys it will be the most points an Andy Reid-coached team has allowed in his 12 seasons.

Rookie time

Sunday might not provide much in terms of drama - aside from waiting to find out whom the Eagles will play in the playoffs - but the Eagles game will give fans a glimpse of the future or if some of the younger reserves can really play. Rookies such as tight end Clay Harbor, wide receivers Riley Cooper and Chad Hall, safeties Colt Anderson and Jamar Wall, linebacker Keenan Clayton, and defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim should see extended time.

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The future

Expect plenty of backups to get a chance to show their stuff Sunday, for better or worse. Does anyone show enough to merit more consideration when the next training camp opens?

The line

The Eagles' starting offensive line has struggled lately. Can the backups, once they're in, keep Kolb in one piece?


The Eagles were stunningly flat against the Vikings. Do they sharpen up for the season finale? We won't see many of the players who will be out there during the playoffs, but it would at least be encouraging to see an improved effort heading into the postseason.