It became apparent that the Eagles weren’t going to pull off one of their last-minute victories on Sunday about halfway through the fourth quarter against the 49ers. Still, for some reason, Nick Sirianni had the starters on the field down 23 points with five minutes left, and the inevitable happened: D’Andre Swift took a huge hit, was slow to get up, and eventually made his way to the medical tent and then the locker room.
Swift had just six carries for 13 total yards in the Eagles disappointing loss to the 49ers, but he’s someone the team will need against the Cowboys next Sunday. Unsurprisingly, the 49ers defense absolutely smothered the run game, giving Swift his lowest number of carries since Week 1.
Hopefully whatever had him leave the field against San Francisco isn’t a long term issue, because against Dallas just a few weeks ago, Swift had 18 carries, his second-most of the season. He’s going to be a big factor in the Eagles opening the run game and allowing some of the pass game to break through.
Right after Swift headed to the locker room, TE Jack Stoll also made a visit to the medical tent, although he left it at the end of the game and was seen shaking hands on the field. Dallas Goedert has a better chance of returning for the Cowboys game, but the Eagles are still without Grant Calcaterra, and all-in-all have an issue with the depth at tight end. There’s still a chance that Zach Ertz makes his way back to Philly, which would be a great addition to this group.