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Jordan Mailata injury: Eagles left tackle likely won’t play against Cowboys [UPDATE]

Not great!

San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Ahead of their Monday Night Football matchup against the Cowboys, the Eagles get more bad injury news. Starting left tackle Jordan Mailata is not at practice today after suffering a knee sprain at the end of practice on Wednesday, leaving his status for Monday’s game in Dallas in doubt.

Yikes.

If Mailata is out, 2019 first-round pick Andre Dillard will have to start. Dillard hasn’t started a game since November 24, 2019, a 17-3 home loss to Seattle where Dillard played just 34 percent of the Birds’ offensive snaps. Going from Mailata to Dillard is unquestionably a downgrade.

This comes on the heels of Sunday’s loss to the 49ers where the Eagles lost Brandon Graham for the year after he tore his Achilles and Brandon Brooks had a pectoral injury that should sideline him for a good bit of time. The Eagles will now be without three of their top-tier players, all guys who play in the trenches.

It feels like the Eagles should’ve won against San Francisco, a loss that Eagles fans understandably have taken to heart. Losing BG and Brooks is huge and will certainly affect this season in a major way.

The vibes are not great for the Birds right now. It’ll take inexperienced players like Dillard, Landon Dickerson and others to step up and make this a game on Monday.

UPDATE:

Welp.