[UPDATE, 6:04 PM]: Now two Eagles will miss the second half for the Eagles, Corey Clement and Josh Sweat. That leaves Sidney Jones as still questionable to return.
Injury Update: RB Clement (knee) and DE Sweat (ankle) are both out for the remainder of the game.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 9, 2018
[UPDATE, 5:35 PM]: At least one Eagle won’t be returning, Clement was seen in street clothes shortly before the end of the first half. He’s done for the day.
Corey Clement in street clothes. He's done for the game. #Eagles— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 9, 2018
Near the end of the first quarter against the Cowboys, Eagles running back Corey Clement saved an errant snap that bounced off Carson Wentz’s fingertips, but as Clement was being tackled, his body twisted with his right leg was stuck under La’el Collins. The rusher was writhing in pain on the field while holding his right knee after the play, and went into the medical tent on the sideline before heading back into the locker room.
(As if the Eagles aren’t used to this narrative.)
Clement wasn’t the only Eagle sidelined early, cornerback Sidney Jones was listed as questionable to return with a hamstring injury as well. Jones stayed on the sideline however, and didn’t return to the locker room for treatment.
Injury Update: CB Jones (hamstring) and RB Clement (knee) are both questionable to return.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 9, 2018
For the run game, the good news is that Darren Sproles is back for his second week in a row, and Josh Adams has clearly taken over reps as the featured back. The bad news, is that Clement was definitely someone they have packages for, and he’s important on special teams, too.
The cornerback position is an absolute mess each and every week, so Sidney Jones being sidelined is just another opportunity for a young guy to get some quality reps.
And to top things off, less than four minutes before halftime, Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat went down as well and is also questionable to return. Philadelphia is down to three defensive ends without Sweat playing: Brandon Graham, Michael Bennett, and Chris Long.