It's common knowledge that, in a violent sport like professional football, unforeseen and unexpected injuries will occur. Maybe we have gotten desensitized to seeing them over the years to some degree, but that doesn't make them any less unfortunate. Whether they are sustained by players on the Philadelphia Eagles' roster or that of another, they're never easy to take. We say all that to say the following.
One of Philly's age-old rivals was dealt a tremendous blow on Thursday. The Dallas Cowboys appear to have lost Trevon Diggs for the season.
Trevon Diggs suffers an unfortunate ACL tear at practice. Meanwhile, the Eagles' first practice report carries a dozen names.
The news came quickly, and it came unexpectedly. According to multiple sources, including ESPN's Adam Schefter, Trevon Diggs has suffered a torn ACL. An MRI has confirmed the report.
Cowboys’ Pro-Bowl center Tyler Biadasz is also injured. He bothered a hamstring during today’s practice and is undergoing an MRI to determine the extent of the injury,
Meanwhile, in the City of Brotherly Love, the Eagles got some good news as James Bradnerry, Reed Blankenship, and Kenny Gainwell all returned to practice. The Birds are far from healthy, however, as a dozen players were named on Philly's first injury report of Week 3.
Diggs' injury won't knock Dallas out of the race for divisional superiority by any means. They still have a legitimate CB1 on their roster in the form of Stephon Gilmore. They are also the biggest threat to Philly winning the NFC East and one of the biggest roadblocks the Birds have in repeating as conference champions.
We'll see what happens when the Birds and Boys meet on the field, but we're a long way from that happening. Philly and Dallas meet in Week 9 (November 5th) and Week 14 (December 10th).
Up next for the Eagles is a clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football. The Cowboys get their shot at the Arizona Cardinals one day earlier for a 4:25 p.m. EST kickoff in Glendale.