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Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) scores a second quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles' LeSean McCoy: Darren Sproles will make me better

The Philadelphia Eagles had the league’s leading rusher in LeSean McCoy who had 1,607 yards in 2013. They went out in the offseason and acquired New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles to share the load and McCoy thinks it will benefit him, not hinder him.

“I think 366 touches is a lot,” McCoy said on Friday morning in interview with ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike.” “Being in the prime of my career and bringing in a guy like Sproles who can do so much, we’ll work well together. I think having me fresh in the fourth quarter with fewer carries can be even more dangerous.”

There is some truth to keeping McCoy fresh in the fourth quarter and it could make him explosive. Having a running back carry the ball over 300 times is a lot in a league where running backs are viewed as expendable.

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