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Injury Impact: Eagles vs Cowboys Report






WR Alshon Jeffery

Other Eagles that ended up on the injury report during the week include CB Ronald Darby (ankle), Zach Ertz (hamstring), and Jaylon Watkins (hamstring) but they all practiced in full throughout the week.

Jeffery is tied for most touchdowns from the Eagles wide receivers after scoring 3 in the last two weeks to bring his total to 5 on the year. Seemingly gaining more chemistry with QB Carson Wentz in recent weeks, it would be an unfortunate setback.

(UPDATE: Jeffery will be active.)


In that Jeffery can’t go, it would likely spell more snaps for rookie WR Mack Hollins, who has seen increased snap usage each of the last two weeks (26%, 44%). Hollins has soaked up targets, catching 9 of 10 for 172 yards and a touchdown. WR Marcus Johnson has also seen increased snaps in the last two weeks (30%, 29%) in blowout wins over the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. To date, Johnson has only been targeted 5 times with 2 catches for 22 yards.



OT Tyron Smith (back/groin)

TE Geoff Swaim (knee)

DT Maliek Collins (foot)

SAF Jeff Heath (concussion)


LB Sean Lee

K Dan Bailey

I wrote about the loss of Sean Lee with an eye towards the run game (HERE). Despite having missed two games and only taking 8 snaps against the Atlanta Falcons, Lee leads the teams in tackles and tackles for loss and his absence is a huge blow to the Cowboys front seven.

Replacing the 7 for 7 on the season K Bailey, is Mike Nugent, who is 4 for 6 and has missed twice beyond 30 yards since taking over.

If OT Smith is unable to go, he could be replaced by the combination of Chaz Green and Byron Bell that on 46 combined snaps gave up 6 sacks and 12 pressures in the worst offensive line performance in the league this year.

(UPDATE: Smith will not play.)

DT Collins has been ineffective against the run and pass this year and his absence or presence will go equally unnoticed.

If SAF Heath is unable to clear concussion protocol, rookie SAF Xavier Woods will likely fill his role, and could potentially be an upgrade the Cowboys decide to roll with for the remainder of the season. Woods had an INT off a deflection last week and if he can avoid the miscommunication that riddled the Cowboys secondary last week, his future is bright.


With the Eagles fairly healthy, at least in regard to the active roster, and the Cowboys severely banged up, the bye should have provided the Eagles with ample time to prepare for a Cowboys team looking for answers.

Brad Perniciaro was kind enough to share these graphics with me to highlight both teams coming off a bye and playing teams off a bye from his website, full article here.

Michael is an NFL Draft enthusiast, aspiring scout, and grandson of longtime East Stroudsburg (Pa.) HS football coach John P. Kist. He hosts Locked On Eagles and writes for Inside the Pylon & Breaking Football.

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Philadelphia Eagles

Is WR Quez Watkins the next late-round steal?

Louie DiBiase



Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

On today’s Locked On Eagles:

Could rookie WR Quez Watkins be the next late-round steal for the Eagles?

Louie sits down with one of the best up and coming college coaches in Southern Miss WR Coach Scotty Walden to discuss what the Eagles have in Watkins. Walden gets into the maturation he saw from Watkins throughout college both on and off the field, his elite speed, and the other strengths and weaknesses of his game

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Philadelphia Eagles

All-Time Eagles Simulation Game #1: Louie vs Lars

Louie DiBiase



Louie DiBiase takes on Lars Lewis in the Locked On Eagles “All-Time Eagles Simulation” season opener!

A battle between Carson Wentz and Randall Cunningham kicks off the regular season stage of the simulation through Madden 2004.

Team Louie:                                                                                                

QB- Carson Wentz                                                                         

RB- Ricky Watters                                                                                

RB-Jay Ajayi                                                                                              

WR- Harold Carmichael                                                                              

WR- Jeremy Maclin                                                                                    

WR- Nelson Agholor                                                                                    

TE- Zach Ertz and Keith Jackson                                                              

OT- Bob Brown                                                                                            

OG- Evan Mathis                                                                                        

C- Stefen Wisniewski                                                                                  

OG- Jim Ringo                                                                                               

OT- Lane Johnson   


DE- Clyde Simmons                                                                                     

DT- Fletcher Cox                                                                                           

DT- Mike Patterson                                                                                       

DE- Greg Brown                                                                                           

LB- Mychal Kendricks                                                                                  

LB- DeMeco Ryans                                                                                       

LB- Frank LeMaster                                                                                       

CB- Sheldon Brown                                                                                        

CB- Brandon Boykin                                                                                        

CB- Lito Sheppard                                                                                        

S- Wes Hopkins                                                                                                

S- Rodney McLeod       


Team Lars:

QB- Randall Cunningham

RB- LeSean McCoy

RB- Harold Carmichael

WR- DeSean Jackson

WR- Irving Fryar

WR- Fred Barnett

TE- Dallas Goedert and Pete Retzlaff

OT- Al Wistert

OG- Shawn Andrews

C- David Alexander

OG- Brandon Brooks

OT- Jerry Sismore

DE- Brandon Graham

DT- Michael Bennett 

DT- Jevon Kearse

DE- Hugh Douglas

LB- Byron Evans

LB- Seth Joyner

LB- Bill Berey

CB- Eric Allen

CB- Avonte Maddox

CB- Roynell Young

S- Cre’Von LeBlanc

S- Andre Watters


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Philadelphia Eagles

Philly is the land of the mobile QB

Louie DiBiase



Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

On today’s Locked On Eagles:

Throughout the Eagles history…..the organization has been the King of the mobile QB

Has it been a philosophy of the organization’s to have a scrambler under center?

A look at how this trend has spread from Philadelphia across the entire NFL landscape

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