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Chip Kelly refuses to blame Nick Foles for defeat

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly refuses to heap the blame for yesterday's 17-3 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys on quarterback Nick Foles.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has refused to single out quarterback Nick Foles for criticism following his side's 17-3 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys yesterday.

Foles started for the second consecutive game due to an injury to first-choice quarterback Michael Vick but failed to replicate his impressive performance from last week, finishing with 11 of 29 for 80 yards as well as being sacked three times.

However, Kelly believes that the whole of the offense should take responsibility for only getting three points on the board, despite Foles missing a number of throws to open receivers, including one to Jason Avant in the end zone.

"All of us on offense, our decision making wasn't very good. It was all of us on offense. It's not just one guy," Kelly told The AP.

Foles was replaced by Matt Barkley in the final quarter, but the debutant did not fare any better, throwing three interceptions in what he regarded as a learning curve.

"I was maybe a little too aggressive on some of those throws, trying to advance the ball down the field and help our team win. I learned a lot today. I'll learn even more watching the tape," Barkley added.

The result leaves the Eagles trailing the Cowboys at the top of the NFC East.

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Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sideline in the second half against the Carolina Panthers on August 15, 2013
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