Eagles-Cowboys Final Injury Report: Three suspects among Fletcher Cox, three denied

The Philadelphia Eagles released their third and final official injury report Friday before their Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Three players were ruled: Josh Swett, Kevonne Seymour and Richard Rodgers.

We already knew that this week’s game was going to be sweating. The Eagles could give him the option to keep him on injured reserve, noting that Doug Pederson said he “misses for some time.” Previous players with that designation have missed several games. He was disappointed to see him injured by sweat while he was showing promise. His injury leaves Eden with Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Vinny Curry and Gennard Avery as his top four defensive ends.

Seymour was playing an important role due to the Eagles’ secondary injuries. His absence leaves the Eagles with Darius Slay (returning this week), Michael Jacquet and Nickel Robbie-Coleman as the only cornerbacks on the 53-man roster. The Eagles are listing veteran safety Blake Countess as a corner on the practice squad; Perhaps they will look to elevate him for this week’s game. Slay and Jacquet figure to play outside with the NRC working in the slot.

Rodgers could be an IR candidate, considering how he was taken off the field during last week’s game. The Eagles used a practice squad safety on Caleb Wilson earlier this week to bump him up to the roster to be the third tight end behind Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz.

Three players were awarded: Fletcher Cox, Cameron Johnson and Duke Riley.

The Eagles previously listed Cox with the “neck, rest” designation. Cox rarely misses the game, so I think he’ll be able to play on Sunday … but we’ll see.

Johnston is still in the concussion protocol. He is not eligible to play until cleared independently. Not ideal if the Eagles are without their penalty for this game.

Riley was limited in practice this week. If he can’t play, TJ Edwards looked to figure to play more time with Alex Singleton. Sean Bradley and Joe Bachy are the only other linebackers in the 53-man roster. The Eagles could see Rashad Smith emerging from the practice squad if necessary.

The Eagles activated DeSean Jackson’s practice window earlier this week to qualify for a return to Sunday’s game. It is not entirely clear if she is healthy enough to suit. The Eagles are Eastern until 4:00 pm on Saturday until Jackson will be brought back to the roster to play against Dallas.

Philippines Inglos Illinois Report (Friday)


Te Richard Rodgers (Shin)
CB Kevan Seymour (knee)
De josh sweat (wrist)


DT Fletcher Cox (Neck)
P Cameron Johnson (composition)
LB Duke Riley (bicep)

Reserve / Injured

Ot andre dillard
Ot jack driscoll
LB Nathan Geary
WR des Jackson (designated to return)
CB Craig James
Ot lane johnson
CB Cre’Von LeBlanc
CB Avonet Maddox
S. Rodney McLeod
Te josh perkins
Ot jason peters
DT Hassan Ridgway
LB Dawian Taylor

Result / Perfection

Ozzy Brandon Brooks

Reserve / Retired

LB Jatvis Brown

Reserve / Opt out

WR Marquise Goodwin


No real surprise for the Cowboys.

Starting linebacker Linton Vander Ash, starting Xavier Woods and starting defensive tackle Antwon Woods are all out.

Ezekiel Elliott is expected to play despite being ruled suspicious. The Eagles would expect the Cowboys to waste more efficient Tony Woolard on Waste Jake than to bring him back under his leadership. No. 2 tight end Blake Bell is expected to play despite missing practice all week due to illness.

It is important to remember that the Cowboys’ injured reserve list includes key starters such as Tyron Smith (starting at left tackle), Zac Martin (starting at right tackle), and Lyle Collins (starting at right tackle). The Eagles really need their defensive line to eat in this matchup.


DB Rashard Robinson (knee)
LB Leighton Vander Ash (ankle)
DT Antwerp Woods (ankle)
S. Xavier Woods (ribs)


Te Blake Bell (illness)
RB Ezekiel Elliott (Calf)

Reserve / Injured

CB Deante Burton
Ot lyle collins
Ot cameron irving
DT Trystane Hill
Ot mitch hyatt
Te Blake Jarvin
P Chris Jones
LB Ajur Kamra
LB Justin March
Ozzie Zach Martin
QB Postal Prescott
CB Saivion Smith
Ot tyron smith

Reserve / Opt out

CB Maurice Canady
WR Stephen Guidry
FB Jamize Olawale

Perhaps the point to note here is that the Washington football team on Sunday called Alex Smith a suspect and Terry McLaurin’s game against the Carolina Panthers. The Eagles need to defeat Dallas and defeat Washington this week to establish a potential NFC East championship game in Week 17.

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