Several Eagles Could Reach Milestones in Week 17 Vs. Cowboys

Carson Wentz has one more game before the book closes on his rookie year. He's already among the most accomplished rookie quarterbacks in NFL history, and he has several milestones within reach when the Eagles finish the 2016 season with a New Year's Day game Sunday against the Cowboys at the Linc. 

Let's take a look at where Wentz fits in among the top rookie quarterbacks in NFL history and a few other milestones that Eagles players are chasing Sunday:

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• Wentz's 564 pass attempts are already fifth-most in NFL history by a rookie. The record of 627 by Andrew Luck in 2012 is probably out of reach (although you never know with Doug Pederson calling plays), but Wentz can move as high as second with 36 passes.

• Wentz's 3,537 passing yards are already seventh-most by a rookie. He can realistically move as high as fourth. With 203, he would reach 3,740, which would trail only Luck (4,374), Cam Newton (4,051) and Jameis Winston (4,042) in NFL history.

• Wentz needs only three pass completions to break the NFL rookie record of 354, set in 2010 by former teammate Sam Bradford of the Rams.

• Wentz already holds the franchise record of 352 completions. With eight pass attempts, Wentz will break Donovan McNabb's franchise record of 571, set in 2008.

• Donovan McNabb's Eagles record of 3,916 passing yards in a season was set in 2008. It would take 380 yards to break that, which is a longshot, but Wentz would move as high as third in franchise history with 272 yards or fourth with 189.

• On the negative side, one more interception would give Wentz 15 this year. That would be the most since Randall Cunningham had 15 in 1989 and match the most since Ron Jaworski threw 20 in 1985.

• With 37 attempts, Wentz will become the 22nd quarterback in history with 600 attempts in a season.

• At his current pace of 23 completions per game, Wentz is on target for 375. He would become the 22nd QB in history with 375 completions in a season.

• Wentz's 62.5 percent completion percentage is on track for the sixth-highest in NFL history by a rookie with at least 200 pass attempts.

• Even with nine interceptions in his last six games, Wentz's interception percentage (2.45 every 100 attempts) is sixth-best ever by a rookie with at least 200 pass attempts. Mike Glennon (2.16) is pretty much locked into the No. 5 spot.

• Caleb Sturgis has made 33 field goals and is tied with David Akers in 2008 for most in franchise history. With a big game Sunday, he can move pretty high up the all-time NFL list for most field goals in a season. Two more would give him 35 (tied for 23rd), three more would leave him tied for 10th-most and four more would be tied for seventh-most in NFL history.

• At 86.8 percent, Sturgis is on target for the second-most accurate kicking season in Eagles history. But Cody Parkey's 88.9 percent in 2014 is out of reach. 

• Jordan Matthews has 225 receptions, which is already 11th-most in NFL history by a player in his first three seasons. If Matthews' ankle injury allows him to play, one catch against Dallas would move him up to ninth, five moves him to eighth and eight moves him up to seventh.

• Zach Ertz's 234 catches are 11th-most ever by a tight end in his first four seasons. But he would need eight receptions to catch former Eagle Keith Jackson and move into the top 10.

• Barring an almost impossibly huge game from one of the receivers, the Eagles will become the first team in NFL history with more than four players in the same season with 30 or more catches and a per-catch average of 11 yards or less. They will also become the first team in NFL history with more than five such players. Matthews (11.0), Dorial Green-Beckham (10.8), Ertz (10.4), Nelson Agholor (10.1), Trey Burton (9.0) and Darren Sproles (8.6) all have at least 30 receptions and an average of 11 or less.

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