We’re a long way from Week 6’s Sunday Night Football game featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, but after hearing head coach Nick Sirianni state a week ago that he was hopeful that everyone could play versus the Arizona Cardinals, fingers are crossed that the Birds will be at full strength for Philly’s tilt with the hated Dallas Cowboys this time around.
Thankfully, there’s good news to report. The Eagles released their first injury report of Week 6 shortly after 4 p.m. EST on hump day, and even though many of the names haven’t changed, it looks a lot better than it did at this time last week.
Here are a few injury updates as the Eagles near Round 6 versus the Cowboys.
Nine Eagles were named on the Philadelphia Eagles’ Wednesday afternoon injury report. Four of them are starters on the offensive line. Guard Landon Dickerson (ankle), center Jason Kelce (ankle), guard Isaac Seumalo, and left tackle Jordan Mailata (shoulder) all participated in the walkthrough but on a ‘limited’ basis.
Mailata and Seumalo, as you know, were unavailable for Week 5’s game versus the Arizona Cardinals. It would be nice to have them back in the lineup come Sunday night. We should know whether or not that’s a realistic expectation as we get closer to game day.
Again, Wednesday’s practice session was a walkthrough.
Kicker Jake Elliott has a right ankle injury that he’s still working to recover from. He practiced on Wednesday but was also limited.
Rounding out the list of limited participants was running back Kenneth Gainwell (rib), linebacker Patrick Johnson (concussion), and cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle). Boston Scott and Andre Dillard weren’t named.
Dillard is enjoying a 21-day practice window that we’re hoping leads to him being added back to the active roster at some point. If not he returns to the injured reserve for the remainder of the season. Josh Jobe is still dealing with a shoulder injury. He’s the only player listed who didn’t participate in practice in any capacity. Hopefully, he’s back at 100 percent sooner rather than later.