Eagles Update: Dallas Goedert activated to the 53-man roster ahead of Christmas Eve showdown

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 27: Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (88) looks on during the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 27, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles may be walking into Dallas outmanned, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get any reinforcements back at all.

The team announced on Tuesday morning that they have activated Dallas Goedert to the 53-man roster with the expectation that the top tight end will be able to play against the Cowboys on Saturday.

Goedert has missed the last five weeks of the season after suffering a shoulder injury against the Commanders in early November.

Before the injury though, the Eagles’ second-round pick in 2018 was on pace for his first 1,000-yard season. In nine games this season, Dallas Goedert has totaled 43 catches for 544 yards and three touchdowns. In his absence though, the Eagles have used a tight-end combination of Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra, and Tyree Jackson to try and mimic Goedert’s production as one of the top tight ends in football.

Philadelphia had been sitting with a 52-man roster at the current moment so they did not need to cut any player in order to make room for Goedert.

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The Eagles’ latest news on their tight end comes after questions have begun to swirl about their quarterback situation. Jalen Hurts is questionable, but unlikely to play in Saturday’s game against the Cowboys due to a shoulder sprain.

In Huts’ absence, Gardner Minshew is expected to take the reigns of the offense. In his one start with Minshew at quarterback, Goedert tallied six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

Whoever is playing quarterback for the Eagles though will be happy to know that the offense is now back to 100% health for Saturday.

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire