Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas: 10 Cowboys that can wreck Week 8

Demarcus Lawrence (Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)
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Tyrone Crawford (Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /

. DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive end. 1. player. 123. .

The Philadelphia Eagles offense will have opportunities, but Dallas has some punch on D.

Often, Eagles fans beat their chests about the fact that, more often than not, Demarcus Lawrence has gotten nothing done against Lane Johnson on the right side of the Eagles line. There’s just one problem. Lane won’t be playing, and even if he did, he wouldn’t be the Lane we know.

. Aldon Smith, linebacker. 2. player. 123. .

No one should ever forget about where Aldon Smith is on the field. He hasn’t been as dominating as NFL fans are used to seeing, but he does have 29 tackles and two sacks on the season. He could break out at any time. Let’s just hope that doesn’t happen in Week 8.

3. player. 123. . . . Trevon Diggs, safety

This rookie has started all seven games for the Cowboys this season and has produced 25 tackles, a sack, and five pass breakups. A sometimes wreckless Carson Wentz should be wary about throwing any lame ducks in his direction.

. . Jaylon Smith, linebacker. 4. player. 123.

Even on a struggling Dallas Cowboys defense, it’s hard not to pay attention to what Jaylon Smith is doing. He has 68 tackles on the season for a defense that is, all of a sudden, allergic to tackling.

Give a nod to Leighton Vander Esch as well. He needs no introduction. He’s had a few nicks and bruises in 2020, but he’s still a problem as well at Dallas’ second level.

player. 123. . . . Tyrone Crawford, defensive end. 5

If Jason Peters does indeed start for the Eagles at left tackle (and it appears that he will), there’s a high probability that Tyrone Crawford could have a good night.