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1984 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Marion Campbell
Home Field Veterans Stadium
Record 6–9–1
Place 5th NFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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The 1984 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 52nd in the league. The team improved upon their previous output of 5–11, winning six games.[1] Despite the improvement, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third straight season.



The 1984 NFL Draft was held May 1–2, 1984. It was 12 rounds held over 2 days and televised by ESPN in great detail. A month later with the folding of the USFL there would be a draft for players that no NFL team had the rights to.

College Draft

While the Eagles finished the 1983 NFL season with a record of 5–11 and in fourth place in the NFC East Division they would always get the 4th pick in the 12 rounds of the draft. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Oilers at 2–12 and the New York Giants at 3–13 would have a worse record. It would be one of the most power balanced years.

The New England Patriots (from Tampa Bay through Cincinnati) had the first draft pick. They selected Irving Fryar a Wide Receiver from the University of Nebraska. As was practiced during the last couple years teams would try and sign players to contracts before they drafted them. Once a team agreed with a player the next team in line could now do the same.

Player Selections

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.

= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer
Round Pick Player Position School
1 4 Kenny Jackson Wide Receiver Penn State
2 32 Pick Traded to Atlanta Falcons
3 60 Rusty Russell Tackle South Carolina
4 88 Evan Cooper Defensive Back Michigan
5 116 Andre Hardy Running Back St. Mary's (CA)
6 144 Scott Raridon Tackle Nebraska
7 172 Joe Hayes Running Back Central State (OK)
8 200 Manny Matsakis Kicker Capital
9 228 Pick Traded to Cleveland Browns
10 256 John Thomas Defensive Back Texas Christian
11 284 John Robertson Tackle East Carolina
12 312 Paul McFadden Kicker Youngstown State

USFL and CFL Players Draft

This is known as the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players. This draft was held June 5th 1984. These were players that were not drafted by an NFL team. In an attempt to head off a bidding war in its own ranks for USFL and CFL players. NFL teams chose 84 players from 224 available during the three-round selection meeting. Many of the big name USFL players were ineligible for the draft because their rights were already owned by NFL clubs. Still 3 of the first 4 players selected would become NFL Hall Of Famers. These players signed with the USFL before the NFL could draft them. Some teams took a chance and drafted players still so they had their NFL rights, The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, suspecting that the USFL was not going to last, acquired Walker's NFL rights by drafting him in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft.

Player Selections

= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer
Round Pick Player Position School USFL / CFL Team
1 4 Reggie White Defensive End University of Tennessee Memphis Showboats
2 32 Daryl Goodlow Linebacker Arizona Oklahoma Outlaws
3 60 Thomas Carter Linebacker San Diego State Oakland Invaders


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1984 at New York Giants L 28–27
2 September 9, 1984 Minnesota Vikings W 19–17
3 September 16, 1984 at Dallas Cowboys L 23–17
4 September 23, 1984 San Francisco 49ers L 21–9
5 September 30, 1984 at Washington Redskins L 20–0
6 October 7, 1984 at Buffalo Bills W 27–17
7 October 14, 1984 Indianapolis Colts W 16–7
8 October 21, 1984 New York Giants W 24–10
9 October 28, 1984 St. Louis Cardinals L 34–14
10 November 4, 1984 at Detroit Lions T 23–23
11 November 11, 1984 at Miami Dolphins L 24–23
12 November 18, 1984 Washington Redskins W 16–10
13 November 25, 1984 at St. Louis Cardinals L 17–16
14 December 2, 1984 Dallas Cowboys L 26–10
15 December 9, 1984 New England Patriots W 27–17
16 December 16, 1984 at Atlanta Falcons L 26–10


NFC East
Washington Redskins 11 5 0 .688 426 310 W-4
New York Giants 9 7 0 .563 299 301 L-2
St. Louis Cardinals 9 7 0 .563 423 345 L-1
Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 .563 308 308 L-2
Philadelphia Eagles 6 9 1 .406 278 320 L-1

Awards and honors

  • Mike Quick, 1984 Pro Bowl selection


  1. 1984 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. 2.0 2.1 Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.