The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first official injury report on Wednesday in advance of 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 been resting Cox in practice lately. He’ll be good for Sunday’s game.
Sweat is set to “miss some time,” according to Doug Pederson. Sweat will at least be out for this week’s game. Probably won’t play again this season, especially if the Eagles don’t make the playoffs. Disappointing news since Sweat has shown good development and Philly’s pass rush is worse off without him.
Johnston is in danger of missing this week’s game since he’s in concussion protocol. The Eagles notably brought in free agent punter Matt Wile for a visit on Wednesday. Might have to sign him.
Dick Rod was carted off the field on Sunday so it seems like he suffered a significant. I’d guess he’ll at least be out for this week’s game. Might end up on inured reserve.
Seymour got hurt in Week 15. He’s one of only four full-time cornerbacks on the 53-man roster so Philly’s secondary depth will be light if he can’t play. The Eagles might have to IR him and promote Jameson Houston from the practice squad.
Two players were LIMITED: Jalen Reagor and Duke Riley.
Pederson said Reagor will be “fine” so perhaps the team is taking a cautious approach with the rookie to get him to Sunday.
Riley has been a top two linebacker for this team so the Eagles will hope he can play. Otherwise it’ll mean a bigger role for T.J. Edwards.
Three players were listed as FULL: Darius Slay, Grayland Arnold, and Jason Huntley.
Pederson said Slay cleared the concussion protocol so he’ll be back for this week’s game. Good development for the Eagles as they’ll be counting on him to shut down Amari Cooper.
Arnold was full for the first time since tweaking his hamstring ahead of Week 14’s game. Good to be getting him back to provide depth at safety and help on special teams.
Huntley missed Week 15 due to illness. Good to see he’s back in the fold even though he’ll likely be a healthy scratch on Sunday.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DT Fletcher Cox (neck, rest)
P Cameron Johnston (concussion)
TE Richard Rodgers (shin)
CB Kevon Seymour (knee)
DE Josh Sweat (wrist)
WR Jalen Reagor (ankle)
LB Duke Riley (bicep)
S Grayland Arnold (hamstring)
RB Jason Huntley (illness)
CB Darius Slay (concussion)
DALLAS COWBOYS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
Ezekiel Elliott was limited in practice after missing Week 15. It sounds like he’ll be 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’ll probably give a bigger workload to 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 wasn’t optimistic about their chances of playing this week. The Dallas defense is already bad to begin with and now it might be even worse off.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Blake Bell (illness)
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 (foot)
WR Michael Gallup (hip)
LB Sean Lee (knee)
LB Jaylon Smith (wrist)