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Critical of his play, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy plans to bounce back after subpar game

  • Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly meets with running back LeSean McCoy during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly meets with running back LeSean McCoy during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) jumps over Cowboys' Orlando Scandrickan NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)

    Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) jumps over Cowboys' Orlando Scandrickan NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy runs for a short gain during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)

    Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy runs for a short gain during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)  (The Associated Press)

LeSean McCoy stopped himself.

McCoy, the NFL's leading rusher with 685 yards, said he didn't "show up" in Philadelphia's 17-3 loss to Dallas last week. The former All-Pro had only 55 yards rushing on 18 carries.

Instead of crediting the Cowboys' defense for a strong effort, McCoy accepted the blame.

It won't get easier for McCoy when the Eagles (3-4) host the New York Giants (1-6) on Sunday. McCoy had a season-low 46 yards rushing on 20 carries against the Giants in a 36-21 win on Oct. 6.

The Giants have some run-stuffers in the middle of their defensive line, including former Eagles Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins. There's also Linval Joseph and 350-pound tackle Shaun Rogers.