November 11, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) jumps over Dallas Cowboys defensive back Charlie Peprah (26) during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 38-23. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles LeSean McCoy Dead Wrong About Owning The Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy made headlines earlier this week when, after an interview with Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin, he announced to a group of Eagles fans that he “owns” Dallas. Obviously, the verbose McCoy was simply attempting to please the Philly fans with this statement. But if we look closely at the actual numbers, the NFL’s most dominant rusher in 2013 is anything but when he faces America’s Team.

Here are the actual stats from all of McCoy’s match-ups against the Cowboys:

2013 – Dec 29 – 131 rushing yards, 1 receiving touchdown (Phi Win)
2013 – Oct 20 – 55 rushing yards, 6 receptions for 25 yards (Dal Win)
2012 – Dec 2 – Out (concussion) (Dal win)
2012 – Nov 11 – 82 rushing yards, 4 receptions for 20 yards (Dal win)
2011 – Dec 24 – 35 rushing yards (Phi win)
2011 – Oct 30 – 185 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns (Phi win)
2010 – Jan 2 – Out (inactive) (Dal win)
2010 – Dec 12 – 149 rushing yards (Phi win)
2009 – Jan 9 – 24 rushing yards (Playoff game) (Dal win)
2009 – Jan 3 – 4 rushing yards (Dal win)
2009 – Nov 8 – 54 rushing yards, 5 receptions for 61 yards (Dal win)

As you can see, McCoy has only been truly dominant in three games against the Cowboys. He was rather mediocre in six other meetings, including their sole postseason match-up in 2009. McCoy also seems to find it hard to hit pay dirt against Dallas. In his five seasons as a professional, LeSean has scored an impressive 49 total touchdowns. Yet, only three of those scores were against Big “D”. And in McCoy’s 11 total possible appearances, the Cowboys defeated the Eagles a whopping seven times. Again, that’s hardly the case of “owning” any team.

But this isn’t the first time McCoy has publicly voiced his animosity towards the Cowboys. Before last season’s final match-up between the two teams, the 26-year old half back referred to Dallas as the “Cowgirls”. But it’s McCoy’s latest claim that certainly doesn’t stand up when you compared it to what actually happened on the field.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys LeSean McCoy Michael Irvin

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