It used to be that the Dallas Cowboys may have been without a number of key NFC East matchmakers for Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but now it looks like it will no longer be the case. Here's the latest from NFL inside man Adam Schefter:
Five cowboys listed as questionable – Amari Cooper (hip), Randal Cobb (back), Tyrone Smith (ankle), La El Collins (knee), Byron Jones (knee) – All are expected to play tonight against the Eagles, according to sources.
– Adam Scheffer (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2019
This report does not come as a shock, as the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth announced on Friday that these players are likely to be available. Schefter's reporting only confirms.
Still not a good development for the Eagles. Amari Cooper, who is active, is particularly troublesome considering how he recorded 16 receptions for 292 yards and three touchdowns against the Eagles last season. Duck Prescott just needs more time in the pocket to throw to Cooper with the start of offensive tackle Tyron Smith and Lale Collins.
It remains to be seen whether these players will be able to continue through the game. Cooper only made three clicks in last week's match before having to leave. It seems that these Cowboys players are really trying to reinforce it, because it's such an important slope. They could very well play less than 100%, especially considering how limited they were in practice this week.
The Eagles finished with them on Sunday night football. They have to find a way to win.