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Eagles-Cowboys inactives: JJAW healthy scratched once again, DeSean Jackson officially back

Who’s in and who’s out.

Baltimore Ravens v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles officially announced the inactives list for their Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

The following Eagles players have been ruled INACTIVE: Derek Barnett, Duke Riley, Richard Rodgers, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, John Hightower, Jason Huntley, Nate Sudfeld.

Barnett unexpectedly popped up on Friday’s injury report with a calf issue and wasn’t able to travel with the team to Texas. With Barnett out and Josh Sweat going on injured reserve, the Eagles are down to Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Genard Avery (!), and Joe Ostman at defensive end. Need the young guys to step up.

Riley’s absence leaves the Eagles with Alex Singleton, T.J. Edwards, Shaun Bradley, and Joe Bachie at linebacker. Edwards and Bradley figure to see more playing time than usual this week. Singleton is still the top linebacker.

With Rodgers out, the Eagles promoted Caleb Wilson from the practice squad to be their third tight end behind Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz.

JJAW is a healthy scratch for the third time this season. The 2019 second-round pick is the seventh receiver in the pecking order behind Greg Ward, Alshon Jeffery, Jalen Reagor, DeSean Jackson, Quez Watkins, and Travis Fulgham.

Hightower is a healthy scratch for the third game in a row. Clearly in the dog house.

Huntley is the fifth running back behind Miles Sanders, Jordan Howard (elevated from the practice squad for this week’s game), Boston Scott, and Corey Clement.

Sudfeld hasn’t been active since Week 1.

Fletcher Cox and Cameron Johnston are both ACTIVE despite being ruled questionable on the Eagles’ final injury report.

The aforementioned DeSean Jackson is back for his first game since Week 8. One would imagine the 34-year-old receiver might be on a pitch count.

Philadelphia Eagles Inactive List

DE Derek Barnett - Injury.

LB Duke Riley - Injury.

TE Richard Rodgers - Injury.

WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside - Seventh wide receiver.

WR John Hightower - Eighth wide receiver.

RB Jason Huntley - Fifth running back.

QB Nate Sudfeld - Third string quarterback.

Dallas Cowboys Inactive List

The Cowboys are missing a few defensive starters, as expected.

LB Leighton Vander Esch

S Xavier Woods

CB Rashard Robinson

DE Bradlee Anae

QB Ben DiNucci

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