Eagles vs Dallas: Dak Prescott, 11 other Cowboys hoping to ruin Christmas

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The Eagles are well aware of who the Cowboys’ stars are on defense, but here’s a refresher.

Terms like ‘mixed bag’ come to mind. The Cowboys are at times a team that is very difficult to move the ball against. At other times, their offense moves the ball at will but can’t stop anyone. Expect their best shot versus the Birds. Philly’s offense versus Dallas’ defense is must-see television.

Micah Parsons, linebacker

Micah Parsons didn’t participate in Tuesday’s practice session due to an illness, but we fully expect Dallas’ sack leader to be available for this one.

Dorance Armstrong, defensive end

Dorance Armstrong has produced the Cowboys’ second-highest sack total. He was limited on Tuesday thanks to a knee issue, but he hasn’t been ruled out of Sunday’s contest. He did however miss all but 14 snaps in Week 15.

Leighton Vander Esch, linebacker

Leighton Vander Esch missed all but five snaps on Sunday. He didn’t participate in Dallas’s practice session on Tuesday. He has a neck issue, but if he plays, he’s someone to watch.

Jayron Kearse, safety

Jayron Kearse is dealing with both shoulder and back issues. The owner of the Cowboys’ third-highest tackle total (solo and combined stops) is someone that you should watch in this one.

Trevon Diggs, cornerback

You all are very aware of Trevon Diggs‘ reputation. He’s just as capable of producing the big turnover as he is of being burned for a long gainer by the opposing offense. He’s no slouch, but regardless of who starts at QB1 for Philly, they most certainly shouldn’t fear him.

Demarcus Lawrence, defensive end

Always one to make brash statements in the days leading up to the Eagles/Cowboys game, Demarcus Lawrence is normally stonewalled when matched up versus Lane Johnson. He does have six sacks on the current campaign however, so keep your eyes peeled on that battle.

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