The Eagles have released their first official injury report for this weekend’s clash against Dallas, following yesterday’s estimation.
To little surprise, Nelson Agholor remains absent from practice with a knee injury that has hindered him for the last three games. The good news is, there’s a player by the name of Greg Ward Jr. who just so happened to lift the Eagles to a win last week with a stunning performance in the team’s final offensive drive. The team should be able to survive without Agholor in the event he can’t play.
While talking of WR’s, the last thing the team needs is another wideout unable to go. If JJAW is questionable and ultimately sits out, look for the promotion of Marken Michel to the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday.
Although Derek Barnett didn’t practice today, Doug Pederson cited that he is ‘getting close’ earlier this week. The Eagles were unable to bring down Dwayne Haskins (who had been sacked 26 times prior to the matchup) and the absence of Barnett certainly stung. It’s meant an increase in reps for Vinny Curry and company, but they’d really benefit from his return.
Another player close to returning is Lane Johnson. He missed last week, with Halapoulivaati Vaitai filling in and performing admirably. Pederson also stated his franchise right tackle is ‘day-to-day’ with a high ankle sprain.
Jordan Howard was limited in practice again but has not played a single snap since the win over Chicago. The recent explosion of Miles Sanders and Boston Scott have made for a solid bandaid, but getting him back against the Cowboys would be a cause for excitement.
Brandon Brooks, Fletcher Cox, and Ronald Darby are all names to keep an eye on, but Darby was questionable last week too and should all be good to go come Sunday. The Eagles did recently promote Bruce Hector to the 53-man roster, potentially as an insurance policy for Cox, who has barely taken a snap off this season.
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