Eagles, already thin at CB, lose Darby to ACL tear

Ross Houston
November 14, 2018

Behind the efforts of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas picked up its first road win of the season - that and more from the Cowboys' Week 10 win. The two teams are now battling for position in tonight's edition of Sunday Night Football in a wide-open NFC division that is now led by 6-3 the Washington Redskins.

"I expected to come in here and make plays to help this team win, definitely", Cooper said.

Chris Long: "The door's not closed, but we've certainly dug ourselves a nice hole". Are we giving enough?

The Cowboys are struggling offensively this season, but coach Jason Garrett contemplated making a big move during the team's bye to help fix the play calling. We didn't do it. That'll give the Dallas offense plenty of opportunities to do its own damage. "And when you bring in a great receiver like that who runs the routes like he does and gets separation, I told you I didn't think it was going to be a hard transition to get on the same page with him". Bryant had one game last season with more yards than what Cooper had against Philadelphia. "We wanted to keep our hopes up for winning this division and making the playoffs".

Jake Elliott nailed a 56-yard field goal with 1:33 left in the second to get the Eagles within 6-3.

It was a defensive battle into the third quarter before the offenses went back-and-forth.


So when Elliott racks up 151 rushing yards, two touchdowns, and 36 receiving yards, it's obviously a good sign for the Cowboys.

Two games into his Cowboys career, Cooper has 11 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown.

The demolition of the Jaguars was followed by losses to Washington and Tennessee that saw Elliott stuffed for 94 yards in the two weeks combined.

But the Eagles answered. In three of the past four games, he had averaged less than 3.6 yards per carry.

Wentz connected with Nelson Agholor on a 51-yard strike and later threw the second touchdown of the game to Ertz, this time from 1 yard out to quickly tie the game at 20. Philly was held to three points in the first half.

Michael Gallup turned a screen pass on third-and-15 at the Cowboys 35 into a 25-yard gain. Prescott then sneaked in for the score.


Jeff Heath was lined up as a blocker in the punt formation and took a direct snap to get Dallas a fresh set of downs.

Teammate Jay Ajayi is in the same boat as Darby; Ajayi tore his ACL in October, and is also slated to be a free agent in March.

Tate, acquired by the Eagles from Detroit on October 30, had only two catches for 19 yards.

Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury and was already ruled out.

NFL Network also reported Sunday that if Garrett were to lose his job, the Cowboys are interested in Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley.

Neither can fans, who booed the Eagles on Sunday.


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