EAGLE JAY AJAYI WILL GET A LOT OF PLAYING TIME AGAINST COWBOYS!

By Peter Gleason

Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is lovin’ him some Jay Ajayi:

“He’s able to handle everything that we give him at this point,” Reich said yesterday. “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.

“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.”

The Eagles’ offense enters Week 11 ranked No. 5 in the NFL, averaging 136.8 yards per game.

“I was impressed by Jay right off the bat,” Reich said. “Just how quickly he grasped [the system] in the first week. Particularly, in the protections. You just know we’ve been around this game long enough as coaches when a guy ‘gets’ it, and Jay gets it.

“It didn’t hurt that [running backs coach] Duce [Staley] tells me after the first day that Jay’s here that he was in the meeting room with him for several hours getting a crash course … For Duce to walk out of that meeting and say ‘yeah, we’re good,’ this guy’s going to be fine mentally. That’s what we’ve seen.”

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