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05/14/2013

Former Cowboys tormentor to retire

Tony+Romo+Donovan+McNabb+Dallas+Cowboys+v+kng7hGHbqdExThe NFL basically said Donovan McNabb retired two years ago, and he is making formal what the rest of us knew a long time ago. He last played a game on Oct. 16, 2011.

McNabb said he plans to officially retire as a Philadelphia Eagle. This is the type of player who should sign a one-day contract with a team. McNabb played elsewhere, but he is an Eagle; he was the face of a good franchise for nearly a decade. 

Maybe he should have done more, but he did a lot. Three NFC title games and a Super Bowl, among many indvidual achievements.

It sounds as if McNabb will do a ceremony when the Eagles host the Kansas City Chiefs in Philly in Week 3 so he can be reunited with his former head coach, Andy Reid, who is now in KC.

When he was in his prime, and before he and Terrell Owens went through their lover's spat, McNabb kicked the living bleep out of the Dallas Cowboys. 

In 20 games against the Cowboys, McNabb was 12-8 with 4,122 yards passing, 26 TDs and 13 Ints. Most of the positive numbers he amassed in the first few years of his career when the Eagles were one of the best teams in the NFL, and the Cowboys one of the worst.

Between 1999 and 2004, McNabb was 8-2 against the Cowboys. In this stretch is arguably the most famous play of McNabb's career: Monday night, November 15, 2004 at Texas Stadium.

  

 

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