In the past, it looked like the Dallas Cowboys would be able to do without a number of key starters for a week's critical NFC East Match 7 match against the Philadelphia Eagles, but now that does not seem to be the case any more. Here's the latest from NFL insider Adam Schefter:
Five cowboys that were rated as critical – Amari Cooper (thighs), Randall Cobb (back), Tyron Smith (ankles), La Collins (knee) Byron Jones (Thigh) – Everyone is expected to play against the Eagles tonight.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 20, 2019
This report is not a shock as the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported on Friday that these players were probably available. Schefters report confirms that.
Not a good development for the Eagles. Amari Cooper is particularly worrisome, considering he received 16 receptions for 292 yards and three touchdowns against the Eagles last season. Dak Prescott should only have more time in his pocket to meet Cooper with offensive duels bringing Tyron Smith and La'el Collins back.
It remains to be seen if these players can survive the game. Cooper did just three snapshots last week before he had to go out. It seems like these cowboys players are really trying to figure it out because it's such an important inclination. They could play well below 100%, especially considering how limited they were in training this week.
The Eagles cut out their work for them on Sunday night. You have to find a way to win.