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Eagles accuse Jones of tampering

NEW YORK — The Philadelphia Eagles have filed a tampering complaint against the Dallas Cowboys after Dallas owner Jerry Jones suggested on a radio show that his team is often interested in players such as suspended wide receiver Terrell Owens.

"In general, I am a risk-taker. We've gone down that road," Jones said when asked if the Cowboys might be interested in Owens. "I probably have a propensity to try and make things work . . . A top receiver could flourish with Drew Bledsoe. That's always appealing."'

NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed Sunday the Eagles filed the complaint over Jones' remark and said "the matter is under review."

Owens was suspended for four games by the Eagles on Nov. 5.

After the suspension ends, the Eagles are expected to deactivate Owens for the rest of the season. He is expected to be traded or released for next season.

NFL bylaws prohibit "any interference by a member club with the employer-employee relationship of another club or any attempt by a club to impermissibly induce a person to seek employment with that club or with the NFL."

The Eagles' complaint was first reported by Fox.

ESPN'S IRVIN ARRESTED: Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after Plano police officers searched his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Irvin, an ESPN analyst and semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, told The Associated Press late Sunday that the drug pipe found in his car belonged to a friend who visited Irvin's house in Carrollton for Thanksgiving. Irvin said he put the pipe in his car because he didn't want it in his house where his children might find it.

Irvin was arrested on an outstanding warrant for speeding after being pulled over Friday afternoon for speeding in Plano. Irvin said he thought he had paid the outstanding ticket.

Irvin paid a fine on the speeding ticket and posted bond on the drug paraphernalia possession charge.

NFL INJURY REPORT: Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich broke his left ankle on the Jaguars' first offensive play against Arizona on Sunday and will be sidelined at least four weeks. Leftwich was hurt when he was sacked by a group of Arizona players, a sack that was nullified by a penalty against the Cardinals.

Among the other players hurt Sunday were All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams of Minnesota, St. Louis quarterback Jamie Martin, Buffalo offensive lineman Mike Williams and Baltimore safety Will Demps. And Green Bay tight end Bubba Franks, was carted off the field in the first half in Philadelphia with a neck injury. He had feeling in all his extremities and waved to the crowd as he was taken from the field. Franks was spending the night in a Philadelphia hospital.

Orlando Pace, St. Louis' left tackle, also left the game because of a hamstring injury that had been bothering him all week.

In Seattle, Seahawks cornerback Kelly Herndon left Sunday's game against the New York Giants after injuring his left knee.

Veteran defensive back Reggie Tongue of the Raiders tore a knee ligament against Miami and will be out the rest of the season.

Miami wide receiver Marty Booker injured his calf and offensive lineman Rex Hadnot injured a knee.