2020 Week 8 Injury Report: Eagles vs Cowboys

The Philadelphia Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football with first place in the NFC East on the line. Both teams have been decimated by injuries, and it should come as no surprise as the Eagles are dealing with a handful of injuries to their active roster going into this game.

Here's a look at the Eagles' final injury report:


DE Genard Avery (elbow): The depth defensive end must have gotten hurt in one of the five special teams snaps he played against the Giants, as he didn't get a single defensive snap on Thursday. Him being placed on IR means that Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Josh Sweat, and Vinny Curry will continue getting all of the snaps on the d-line.


T Jack Driscoll (ankle): With Lane Johnson ailing the team will miss being able to plug Driscoll in for him if he is too injured to continue to play. Jordan Mailata (who is likely being benched with Jason Peters back healthy) is likely going to take Driscoll's role as Johnson's backup.


LB Nate Gerry (ankle): Thanks to his terrible play this season, fans are likely celebrating him going on IR. T.J. Edwards is expected back for Sunday's game, so he would likely take Gerry's snaps over the next 3+ weeks Gerry will be on IR.


CB Craig James (hamstring): James has only been available in four games this season due to his injuries. The Eagles won't have much depth at outside cornerback behind Darius Slay and Avonte Maddox. There will also be a big hole missing on special teams with him out.


WR Alshon Jeffery (calf): Well the good news is apparently Jeffery is fully recovered from the foot injury, but now he has a "calf" injury he's dealing with. He's likely healthy enough to play, but the team will probably keep him inactive on Sunday night in hopes of keeping him healthy enough to trade before the trade deadline on November 3rd.


CB Cre'Von LeBlanc (quad): LeBlanc has been splitting snaps with Nickell Robey-Coleman at the slot corner position, so with him out, then NRC should see an increase in snaps. The Eagles only have three healthy cornerbacks for Sunday's game -- NRC, Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox. If any get hurt, then Jalen Mills could slide down to play cornerback and K'Von Wallace could get some safety snaps.


RB Miles Sanders (knee): This would have been a good week to have Sanders fully healthy, as the Cowboys have the worst rush defense in the NFL. Boston Scott and Corey Clement will likely see the bulk of the carries again like they did last week against the Giants. Jason Huntley will also likely be involved in some offensive snaps as well.

The Cowboys have lots of players on injured reserve, but as far as active players go they might only be missing one on Sunday:

QB Andy Dalton (concussion): Dalton is still trying to recover from the illegal hit he took in Washington last week. Ben DiNucci was 2/3 for 39 yards in his limited action at the end of the Washington game, and he's likely to get his first NFL start on Sunday Night Football. DiNucci was a 7th-round pick out of James Madison University back in April.


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