Dec 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson (L) and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz (R) in a game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. The Washington Redskins won 27-22. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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Schwartz: Eagles coaches have Pederson’s back

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz says the entire coaching staff supports embattled head coach Doug Pederson.

“I think the whole staff has Doug’s back,” Schwartz said Tuesday, per NBC Sports Philadelphia. “We know what he’s going through and we feel the pressure on ourselves to go do our jobs better to take some of the heat off of him. I think that’s what a good staff does.

“Doug’s had our back in the past, we have his back. I think it all works together that way. I just think everybody needs to be more efficient at their job. I think everybody needs to recognize their part in it.”

The Eagles (3-8-1) have lost four in a row and have not scored more than 17 points since a 23-9 win against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.

Pederson, who recently gave up some play-calling duties, is dealing with a quarterback controversy heading into Sunday’s home game against the New Orleans Saints (10-2).

Rookie Jalen Hurts took over for Carson Wentz in Sunday’s 30-16 loss in Green Bay and threw his first touchdown pass, completing 5 of 12 attempts for 109 yards with an interception.

Pederson, 52, is in his fifth season with Philadelphia and has a 41-34-1 record. He guided the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship after the 2017 season and led them to NFC East titles in 2017 and 2019.

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