The Philadelphia Eagles released their first official injury report Wednesday before their Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Five players did NOT practice: Fletcher Cox, Josh Sweat, Cameron Johnston, Richard Rodgers and Kevon Seymour.
The Eagles have rested Cox in practice recently. He will be good for Sunday’s match.
Sweat is set to “miss some time,” according to Doug Pederson. Sweat will at least be out in this week’s match. Will probably not play again this season, especially if the Eagles do not get to the playoffs. Disappointing news as Sweat has shown good development and Philly’s pass-rush is worse off without him.
Johnston is in danger of missing this week’s match as he is in concussion protocol. Eagles in particular brought the acquittal Matt Wile in for a visit on Wednesday. Maybe sign him.
Dick Rod was sent off the field on Sunday, so it looks like he has suffered significantly. I guess he will at least be out in this week’s match. May end up with an inured reserve.
Seymour was injured in week 15. He’s one of only four full-time corners in the 53-man roster, so Philly’s secondary depth will be light if he can’t play. The Eagles may have to IR him and promote Jameson Houston from the training team.
Two players were LIMITED: Jalen Reagor and Duke Riley.
Pederson said Reagor will be “fine,” so the team might take a cautious approach to the rookie to get him to Sunday.
Riley has been the top linebacker for this team, so the Eagles hope he can play. Otherwise, it means a bigger role for TJ Edwards.
Three players were listed as FULL: Darius Slay, Grayland Arnold and Jason Huntley.
Pederson said Slay cleared the concussion protocol so he’s back to this week’s fight. Good development for the Eagles as they expect him to shut Amari Cooper down.
Arnold was drunk for the first time since adjusting his hamstring before this week’s 14th game. Good to get him back to give depth in safety and help to special teams.
Huntley missed week 15 due to illness. Good to see he’s back in the fold, though he’s likely to be a healthy scratch Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES DAMAGE REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
Did not participate
DT Fletcher Cox (neck, rest)
P Cameron Johnston (concussion)
TE Richard Rodgers (shins)
CB Kevon Seymour (knee)
DE Josh Sweat (wrist)
WR Jalen Reagor (ankle)
LB Duke Riley (bicep)
S Grayland Arnold (hoarding)
RB Jason Huntley (illness)
CB Darius Slay (concussion)
DALLAS COWBOYS DAMAGE REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
Ezekiel Elliott was limited in practice after missing Week 15. It sounds like he’s coming back this week, which is actually bad news for Dallas. Zeke has been at 3.8 yards per. Carry in his last seven games while Tony Pollard is at 4.9. The Cowboys should really use Pollard more often, but they are likely to place a greater workload on Elliott. Classic case of subtraction by addition.
It sounds like the Cowboys will be missing three defensive starters in Leighton Vander Esch, Antwuan Woods and Xavier Woods. Mike McCarthy was not optimistic about their chances of playing this week. The Dallas defense is already bad to begin with, and now it could be even worse.
Did not participate
TE Blake Bell (disease)
DB Rashard Robinson (knee)
LB Leighton Vander Esch (ankle)
DT Antwaun Woods (ankle)
S Xavier Woods (ribs)
RB Ezekiel Elliott (calf)
CB Chidobe Awuzie (ankle / knee)
CB Trevon Diggs (feet)
WR Michael Gallup (hip)
LB Sean Lee (knee)
LB Jaylon Smith (wrist)