The Eagles will be without cornerbacks Sidney Jones and Jalen Mills against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at Lincoln Financial Field in a Week 10 matchup.
PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles will be without two of their three primary cornerbacks against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, but there’s good news about an important offensive player.
Cornerbacks Jalen Mills (foot) and Sidney Jones (hamstring) will not play against the Cowboys, while offensive lineman Lane Johnson (knee) will remarkably return to the lineup without missing any time.
Johnson sufferd a sprain MCL against the Jaguars in Week 8 and was expected to miss a month. Instead, he won’t miss anytime at all.
“Jalen and Sidney are both on track, and we’re going to do more — Jalen is probably a little further away than Sidney is, and we’ll continue to monitor both of them,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said on Friday at NovaCare Complex.
Defensive end Josh Sweat (hip) did not practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday.
11 options at returner with Sproles out
Here’s the Eagles’ full injury report from Friday afternoon, along with three thoughts about how they’ll replace the injured players against the Cowboys …
OUT: RB Darren Sproles (hamstring), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), CB Jalen Mills (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: T Lane Johnson (knee), DE Josh Sweat (hip)
1. What will the secondary look like? With Jones out and Dexter McDougle released, the Eagles are lacking for options at nickel cornerback. The most obvious move would be to move Avonte Maddox back to cornerback from free safety, but the rookie has performed admirably at safety and the Eagles would prefer to keep him there. Likely, the team will take a sort of committee approach to filling the position, including using Maddox, safety Malcolm Jenkins, safety …read more
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