The 2019 NFL season has taught us something definitively. There are a few guys the Philadelphia Eagles can’t afford to keep and a few guys they can’t afford to hold on to.
It seems like it’s said every week. The Philadelphia Eagles, as bad as it’s been, are still in the thick of things in the NFC East, and they’re still in prime position to make the NFL‘s postseason. Now, if you’ve watched them play, you’re probably of the mindset that this is, in no way, a playoff team. Then again, you could totally agree with that, but if you do, another thought has probably crossed your mind. Even if this is a playoff team, they won’t do anything when they get there.
There are many reasons for that: coaching, inconsistency on both sides of the ball, and injuries. Still, we know a division winner must make the playoffs. We know the Dallas Cowboys‘ remaining games are against the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills, the Chicago Bears, the Los Angeles Rams, the Eagles, and the Washington Redskins.
Yes, even with a 5-5 win-loss record, the Eagles can catch a 6-4 Cowboys team and make the postseason. That’s because of some all-star efforts from a few ‘studs’ and despite the play of the guys on the team who might be considered to be the ‘duds’. They’ll need superior efforts from both down the stretch. Here are five guys that fall in each category. Here are Philly’s biggest studs and duds so far.