Jones: Eagles are better off without McNabb

How the Eagles will fare with Kevin Kolb replacing the traded Donovan McNabb at quarterback has been a topic of hot discussion in Philadelphia this offseason. According to owner of one of the Eagles’ chief rivals, they’ll do just fine.

Dallas Cowboys czar Jerry Jones told Philly.com that McNabb’s inconsistency hurt the Eagles much more than it helped them.

“McNabb helped create those big swings in our games over the last 10 years,” Jones said. “When he played well, it was like throwing the knockout punch. When he didn’t, you were able to throw the knockout punch.”

Indeed. McNabb had a 3-7 record in his past 10 starts against the Cowboys. His passer rating was 98.4 (thanks in part to five TDs and no interceptions) in the three wins, but just 70.2 in the seven losses, with four TDs and six picks.

Jones and the Cowboys will find out soon enough whether a change of scenery helps McNabb. They face his new team, the Washington Redskins, in Week 1.

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