Eagles scouting report: 12 Cowboys not named Micah Parsons to be wary of

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What will Shane Steichen dial up versus the Cowboys’ defense?

The strength of the Cowboys’ roster is on the defensive side of the ball. They’ve fueled the four-game winning streak. They’re the strength of this team. For an Eagles offense that has, at times, gone on offensive droughts, Sunday Night Football presents their toughest challenge of the season.

DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive end

Playing for the Cowboys means DeMarcus Lawrence gets extra attention, but he’d be a star regardless of who he suited up for. Heading into Week 6, he’s already tallied three sacks, and he’s also racked up 21 tackles.

Trevon Diggs, cornerback

There’s always been this boom-or-bust vibe with Trevon Diggs. He can change games with interceptions or give up a bomb to surrender the lead. In 2022, he’s done less of the latter, but let’s hope he loses focus on a play or two during Sunday Night Football.

Donovan Wilson, safety

Five games into the season, Donovan Wilson has an interception on his resume and two tackles for a loss of yardage from the safety position. He also leads the team in solo tackles (31) and total tackles (39). He’s tied for second place in pass breakups with two of those.

Anthony Barr, linebacker

After spending the first eight seasons of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, Anthony Barr signed with the Dallas Cowboys on August 3rd. So far, he’s been the same old Anthony Barr, getting to the ball quickly en route to 20 tackles in five games, including one for a loss of yardage.

Dorance Armstrong, defensive end

Losing someone like Randy Gregory in the offseason meant guys like Dorance Armstrong had to step up. So far, it’s been all good on the Armstrong front. He leads the Cowboys with four sacks, and he already has three tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and two blocked kicks on his resume.

Osa Odighizuw, defensive tackle

The Eagles’ offensive line has its hands full along the interior with Neville Gallimore, Quinton Bohanna, and Osa Odighizuw (and don’t forget about Quinton Bohanna if he plays). So far, Odighizuw leads that bunch in total tackles (13) and tackles for loss (four). He’s also tied with Gallimore for the most sacks among their defensive tackle rotation. Both have one of those.