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Sport Eagles RB Jay Ajayi possibly in line for heavy workload against Cowboys

22:50  14 november  2017
22:50  14 november  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

Eagles' Jay Ajayi will play limited role in first game vs. Broncos

  Eagles' Jay Ajayi will play limited role in first game vs. Broncos The running back was traded from the Dolphins to the Eagles on Tuesday in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick. Eagles coach Doug Pederson didn't initially commit to playing him in the Week 9 matchup, though he appears to be willing to allot some time on the field for Ajayi, who learned a portion of the playbook this week."He's done a nice job," Pederson told reporters on Friday. "He's a smart guy. He comes from an offense that uses very similar terminology, so he's familiar with that.

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Ajayi has played just one game with the Eagles since getting traded from the Dolphins.

The Eagles enjoyed a bye last week, resting with the NFL's best record.

They head to Dallas on Sunday night to face their NFC East foes for the first time this season. Running back has been a muddled position for the Eagles (8-1) this season, but that may change this week with Jay Ajayi possibly taking over lead back duties.

"He's able to handle everything that we give him at this point," Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich told reporters Tuesday, via nj.com. "As the week went on, the package of plays we gave him grew. By the end of the week, he was adapting so well and learning so well, we were adding to his number of plays, because he could handle it.

​Watch: Jay Ajayi busts long touchdown run on fifth carry for Eagles

  ​Watch: Jay Ajayi busts long touchdown run on fifth carry for Eagles Jay Ajayi announced his arrival in Philadelphia in a big way Sunday, ripping off a 46-yard touchdown run on his fifth carry for the Eagles.Jay Ajayi announced his arrival in Philadelphia in a big way Sunday, ripping off a 46-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 31-9 halftime lead on the Broncos.

They head to Dallas on Sunday night to face their NFC East foes for the first time this season. Running back has been a muddled position for the Eagles (8-1) this season, but that may change this week with Jay Ajayi possibly taking over lead back duties.

They head to Dallas on Sunday night to face their NFC East foes for the first time this season. Running back has been a muddled position for the Eagles (8-1) this season, but that may change this week with Jay Ajayi possibly taking over lead back duties.

a person wearing a helmet: Jay Ajayi © (Getty Images) Jay Ajayi

"When I look at our game plan for this week, I look at it and there's probably not a play on there that I wouldn't feel comfortable putting his number on. As far as Jay learning and knowing what to do. That speaks a lot of him and what he's able to do as a player."

Ajayi has played just one game with the Eagles after getting traded from the Dolphins. He handled just eight carries in his Eagles debut, but amassed 77 yards and a touchdown.

Philadelphia also has LaGarrette Blount and explosive rookie Corey Clement, who scored three touchdowns in a Week 9 win over the Broncos. Ajayi became a proven workhorse during his time with the Dolphins, and he could soon carve out a similar role with the Eagles.

Sunday Night Football: Three takeaways from Eagles' win over rival Cowboys .
The Eagles all but wrapped up the NFC East Sunday night in Dallas with a 37-9 win over the Cowboys. Philadelphia, with the NFL's top record, now owns a four-game lead over the 5-5 Cowboys in the NFC East with a perfect 4-0 division record heading into Week 12. While the Eagles have a playoff berth all but locked up, the Cowboys are going to need to start winning without Ezekiel Elliott and get some help if they are to reach the postseason. Here are three takeaways from the visiting Eagles' win over the Cowboys. 1.

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