Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas Cowboys: 5 Interesting in-game storylines

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Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles
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2. It looks like Jalen Reagor will start for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Guess who’s back? According to ESPN’s Tim McManus, Eagles rookie Jalen Reagor ‘has been medically cleared to return from a UCL tear in his thumb’. League sources have informed McManus that, unless there’s some unforeseen setback, the 21st-overall selection of 2020’s NFL Draft will suit up for and play in Philadelphia’s Week 8 primetime date with the hated Cowboys.

Reagor’s already had two setbacks as a rookie. He was bothered by a few minor nicks and bruises that many thought would keep him out of Week 1’s game versus the Washington Football Team after he tried to make a tackle following an interception in Philly’s dress rehearsal practice at Lincoln Financial Field before the season.

Most recently, he’s missed all five of Philly’s games after their Week 2 tilt with the Los Angeles Rams. So far, Reagor has five receptions for 96 yards on the 2020 season.

1. Will the Philadelphia Eagles be torched by a former prospect?

Regardless of what they do going forward, all of these wide receivers from the 2020 NFL Draft class will always be compared to one another. Philly had no shot at getting Henry Ruggs III or Jerry Jeudy as they went early in the selection meeting, and fans are wondering whether or not taking Reagor over Justin Jefferson was a wise decision.

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Then there are guys like Chase Claypool, Brandon Aiyuk, and CeeDee Lamb. The latter name on that list belongs to a guy the ‘Birds’ wanted, a guy Dallas took partially to keep him out of Philly’s hands. Claypool torched Philadelphia in Week 5, and before that Aiyuk vaulted Marcus Epps on his way to a touchdown for the Niners in Week 4.

Hopefully, Lamb won’t make a fool out of the Eagles defense. What might that headline look like on Monday morning following Week 8’s Sunday Night Football game?