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

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The Eagles have their hands full with the Cowboys’ offense.

The Dallas Cowboys have scored seven offensive touchdowns this season… Yes, we said seven, but Philly, most certainly, can’t take these guys lightly. Doing so will result in the first loss of the season.

Cooper Rush, quarterback

They aren’t rewriting the history books. They’re winning though, and Cooper Rush, the NFL’s premier game manager, has helped steady the ship to some degree. He, again, will start for the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.

There’s no quarterback controversy, nor should there be. Still, in a weird way, reinserting Dak Prescott into the lineup could arguably halt some of the Cowboys’ momentum. After all, Dallas is 4-0 without him, but let’s be honest.

The Cowboys fielding Rush means they aren’t as good at the quarterback position as they would be with Dak in the lineup.

CeeDee Lamb, wide receiver

As you’d expect, even if you couldn’t get your hands on a stat sheet, CeeDee Lamb leads the Cowboys in receptions (28), receiving yards (341), and receiving touchdowns (two). The combination of Darius Slay and James Bradberry should be able to limit him and Michael Gallup though.

Ezekiel Elliott, running back

Gosh, Ezekiel Elliott got old quickly, didn’t he? Playing the NFL’s most punishing position will do that for you. Don’t put him out to pasture yet though, especially seeing as how he’s often done whatever he wants versus the Eagles’ defense.

Tony Pollard, running back

Tony Pollard is better than Ezekiel Elliott. We all know it. Dallas gave a broken-down tailback a ton of coin however, so you’ll be seeing a lot of Zeke.

Pollard will get his touches though, and Philly had better be focused when he does. Five games into the season, he leads Dallas’ running backs in yards per carry (5.6) and rushing touchdowns (two). Keep an eye on him whenever he finds his way into the lineup.

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Zack Martin/Connor McGovern, guards

The heart of the Eagles’ defense has long been the interior of the defensive line. The Fletcher Cox/Javon Hargrave/Jordan Davis rotation is gaining some traction. Zack Martin and Connor McGovern present a tough challenge in Round 6.