By Michael Bennett
Few Eagles have had as intense and loyal following as running back Corey Clement, who hails from Glassboro in South Jersey and joined the Birds after a stellar career at Wisconsin.
He signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and had a lead role on the 2018 Super Bowl-winning team. He most notably caught four passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII win against New England.
Clement finished his time in Philly with 655 career rushing yards and 37 receptions for 340 yards. In three preseason games with the Giants this year, he ran the rock 18 times for 86 yards.
Now the Cowboys are expected to sign him.
All told, Clement’s career history perfectly fits what the Cowboys were looking for in Rico Dowdle’s replacement. He’s got proven ability as a runner and receiver, but more important is his special teams history. Across four seasons in Philadelphia, he played 742 special teams snaps. He also worked spot duty as a return man, fielding seven punts and 19 kicks during that time span.