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Eagles will square off against former Cowboys WR in Week 11

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Despite the fact he was released by the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles will face Dez Bryant this year after all. The 30-year-old wide receiver is reportedly back in the NFL after signing with the New Orleans Saints.

The Eagles are set to square off against the Saints in the Superdome not this Sunday but the next one on November 18. The start time for that game was recently flexed from 1:00 PM to 4:25 PM.

Bryant has obviously posted big numbers against the Eagles in his career. He has 64 receptions for 975 yards (15.23 average) and nine total touchdowns against Philadelphia.

With that said, Bryant clearly isn’t the same player he used to be. He looked pretty washed in 2017, which helps to explain why he was a free agent until Week 10 of the 2018 season. Bryant only had 11 receptions for a mere 87 yards (paltry 7.9) average and zero touchdowns against the Eagles in 2017.

There’s no doubt that the Saints will be a tough test for the Eagles. They’re THE team to beat in the NFC right now.

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Side note: Going to be fun to watch Cowboys versus Saints on Thursday Night Football in Week 13!