NFC East Notebook, Dec. 6: Nick Foles talks starting, Disney and catfish

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

News and notes from Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington

The benefit of a tight divisional race means that every week seems more and more important, and Week 14 is no exception.

Dallas travels up to the Windy City to face the Chicago Bears, desperate for a win to stay afoot with the Detroit Lions in the NFC North race. Philadelphia faces those first-place Lions, looking to maintain its spot atop the standings while possibly doing the Bears a little favor.

Washington looks to right the ship against a reeling Kansas City Chiefs team that has dropped three consecutive games since being 9-0. The New York Giants travel to San Diego to face the Chargers in a do-or-die sort of game for both squads looking from the outside in at the postseason.

Here's the latest from around the NFC East:

Dallas Cowboys

The quarterback-depeleted Cleveland Browns signed Cowboys practice squad Alex Tanney to their 53-man roster this week, leaving Dallas short of a third-string signal-caller behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton. But will the Boys poach another team's practice squad quarterback to fill the void?

Among those available are Jordan Rodgers, little brother of Aaron Rodgers; B.J. Daniels, a seventh-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers; Greg McElroy, formerly of the New York Jets; Tyler Wilson, a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders; and Dennis Dixon, who has backed up Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco is season's past.

Speaking of quarterbacks, when the Boys travel up to Chicago they will not have to see Jay Cutler, who has been ruled out for Week 14. Josh McCown will draw his fifth straight start.

Philadelphia Eagles

Some are mentioning Nick Foles in the MVP discussion. ESPN has other ideas.

In an interview with Foles on "SportsCenter," the Eagles' quarterback addressed a handful of issues, including his long-term future with the team.

In response to Chip Kelly anointing Foles the quarterback for "the next 1,000 years," Foles said, "I laughed a little bit, but it showed that he has confidence in me and I have to continue to play at a high level and continue the same preparation the last several weeks and what I've done all along."

Also, it was revealed that Foles' favorite food is fried catfish, his Disney movie is "The Lion King" (and of course, Simba), and he proudly does Bikrum Yoga.

Recently, Bleeding Green Nation put forth its Mock Draft 4.0. Some of the highlights include the Houston Texans selecting Teddy Bridgewater first overall, the Giants (at No. 14) grabbing a cornerback and the Eagles (at No. 21) doing the same.

Washington Redskins

Hogs Haven asked Redskins fans which member of the Chiefs they would like to see in Washington Burgundy and Gold. And the verdict is in.

Most votes went toward safety Eric Berry, but also not ruled out was head coach Andy Reid. Now isn't that interesting!

Other candidates receiving some love were Dontari Poe, Branden Albert, Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali. Many of these players happen to be some of the top vote-getters on the Pro Bowl ballot.

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