1996 Philadelphia Eagles season
|1996 Philadelphia Eagles season|
|Head coach||Ray Rhodes|
|Home field||Veterans Stadium|
|Division place||2nd NFC East|
|Playoff finish||Lost Wild Card|
For the second time in three seasons, the Eagles were 7–2 at the nine-game mark, thanks to a thrilling win November 3 on the road against Dallas. The capper to that contest was a combined 104-yard interception return between James Willis and Troy Vincent in the final moments which turned a potential game-winning drive by the Cowboys into a Philadelphia victory.
As in 1994 under Rich Kotite, the Eagles wilted. This time, four losses in five games, including an embarrassing 27-point setback on national TV at Indianapolis, had the club scrambling in the playoff picture. However, wins against the lowly Jets and Cardinals managed to right the ship, and a wild-card berth was the reward.
The 1996 season was also the first season the Eagles debuted the midnight green, white, and black look, with new helmet designs and the logo and endzone font as well.
The 1996 NFL Draft was held April 20–21, 1996. No teams elected to claim any players in the supplemental draft that year.
With a 10–6 record in 1995, and tying with 2 other teams, the Eagles would rotate picking between the 23rd pick to the 25th pick in the 7 rounds. They would choose 8 players in the 6 rounds they had picks. The Eagles would take with their 1st pick in the draft, Jermane Mayberry a Tackle out of Texas A&M-Kingsville
The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.
|1996 Philadelphia Eagles draft|
|1||25||Jermane Mayberry *||OT||Texas A&M-Kingsville|
|2||54||Jason Dunn||TE||Eastern Kentucky|
|2||61||Brian Dawkins *||FS||Clemson||Compensatory pick|
|3||85||Bobby Hoying||QB||Ohio State|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Made at least one Pro Bowl during careerMade roster|
|1996 Philadelphia Eagles staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1||September 1, 1996||at Washington Redskins||W 17–14||FOX||1:00pm||
|2||September 9, 1996||at Green Bay Packers||L 39–13||ABC||9:00pm||
|3||September 15, 1996||Detroit Lions||W 24–17||FOX||1:00pm||
|4||September 22, 1996||at Atlanta Falcons||W 33–18||TNT||8:00pm||
|5||September 30, 1996||Dallas Cowboys||L 23–19||ABC||9:00pm||
|7||October 13, 1996||at New York Giants||W 19–10||FOX||4:00pm||
|8||October 20, 1996||Miami Dolphins||W 35–28||NBC||4:00pm||
|9||October 27, 1996||Carolina Panthers||W 20–9||FOX||1:00pm||
|10||November 3, 1996||at Dallas Cowboys||W 31–21||FOX||1:00pm||
|11||November 10, 1996||Buffalo Bills||L 24–17||NBC||1:00pm||
|12||November 17, 1996||Washington Redskins||L 26–21||FOX||1:00pm||
|13||November 24, 1996||at Arizona Cardinals||L 36–30||FOX||4:00pm||
|14||December 1, 1996||New York Giants||W 24–0||FOX||1:00pm||
|15||December 5, 1996||at Indianapolis Colts||L 37–10||ESPN||8:00pm||
|16||December 14, 1996||at New York Jets||W 21–20||FOX||12:30pm||
|17||December 22, 1996||Arizona Cardinals||W 29–19||FOX||1:00pm||
|(3) Dallas Cowboys||10||6||0||.625||286||250||L1|
|(5) Philadelphia Eagles||10||6||0||.625||363||341||W2|
|New York Giants||6||10||0||.375||242||297||L2|
|Wild Card||December 29, 1996||at San Francisco 49ers||L 14–0||NFL on FOX||4:00pm||
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-Dec-30.