Philadelphia Eagles: Several zeroes and a few heroes ahead of Week 4

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Zach Ertz #86, Philadelphia Eagles
Zach Ertz #86, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

These Philadelphia Eagles’ were the only ones who seemed to show up

Hero: Javon Hargrave, Defensive Tackle.

This one is a no-brainer. Javon Hargrave is the best defensive player the Eagles have, and it’s not even close. Hargrave did what he does best and was a big-time disrupter for the Dallas Cowboys.

In total, he had six total tackles, two sacks, one tackle for a loss, and one of his plays forced a fumble which turned into a defensive touchdown. Hargrave is currently tied for fourth in the league in sacks, and if he continues on the path that he is on, he will be without a doubt a Pro-Bowl elect.

Hero: Zach Ertz, Tight End.

It has been a while since we could put him in this column. This is the first time in almost 2 seasons the Zach Ertz looked like the Ertz of old. He had four catches on five targets for 53 yards and a touchdown. He also holds the record for most passes caught by a tight end against the Dallas Cowboys, so that’s something. He found himself being a solid target for Hurts in this game, and it was good to see him still wanting to fight for this team.

Hero: Andre Dillard, Left Tackle.

Maybe this is reaching a bit, but the former first-round draft pick, Andre Dillard, played okay. He got beat sometimes and still had issues planting his feet, but overall he wasn’t the biggest concern coming out of the Eagles’ offense.

With so much going wrong in this Week 3 game, he held his own for most of the game and at least gave Hurts a fighting chance to succeed.