|Bowles, last-place Eagles battle to break slump|
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|Thursday, 29 November 2012 15:29|
As his team struggles to get out of a losing streak that has cost it a playoff berth - and maybe much more before it's all said and done - he's disappointed, he's frustrated, and he's puzzled.
But most of all, he's surprised.
``More surprised that we're not winning ball games,'' Bowles said on Thursday, as coach Andy Reid's coordinators met the media. ``It's not about me. It's about a team as a whole. Everybody has their part in it, me included. I'll take my share of the blame as well. We just have to play better and we haven't been.''
Bowles was promoted to defensive coordinator on Oct. 16, replacing Juan Castillo. That was two days after the Eagles lost to Detroit, 26-23, at home, and two games into what is now a seven-game skid.
``You always think you have the right players here as well as the coaches,'' Bowles said. ``We just have to do a better job and we haven't been.''
That could start on Sunday, when the last-place Eagles (3-8) take on the Cowboys (5-6) in Dallas.
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