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Doug Pederson gives final injury update for Eagles-Cowboys game

Head coach Doug Pederson met with the media this morning for the final time before his team heads down to Dallas to take on their NFC East rival in a matchup that will decide who will be on top of the NFC East. Pederson addressed the injury situation, starting with nine-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters, who injured his knee last Sunday.

“Jason Peters, we’re going to continue to evaluate him and see where he’s at,” Pederson said. “It is a little bit more extensive with him, so we have to get through today and tomorrow to find out.”

First-round pick Andre Dillard will most likely get the start at left tackle on Sunday Night Football. Dillard saw 42 snaps in the Eagles-Vikings game, accounting for 72 percent of the playing time on offense.

Linebacker Nigel Bradham (ankle) is another veteran presence that was not at practice all week due to an ankle injury. This has given the younger guys in this position group an opportunity to step up and find a role to help the team win games.

“Nigel is probably more of a long shot to play. We’ll see where he’s at today, but it’s probably not looking good.”

As for wide receiver DeSean Jackson (abdomen), Pederson shared his appreciation for all his hard work during his rehab process. Jackson has been sidelined since the Falcons game back on September 15, where he saw 11 snaps before leaving the game.

“One of the things I appreciate about DeSean is how hard he’s been working to get back. He wants to get back on that football field anyway possible. With this injury, its tricky. I’m not going to push him. I’m not going to rush it.”

Cornerback Jalen Mills returned to the practice field this week for the first time since he injured his foot during the 2018 season. As for cornerback Ronald Darby (hamstring), he is also eager to increase his workload after missing the last three games due to injury.

“Those guys worked this week,” Pederson said. “They’ve been doing extremely well. Really want to test both of those guys.”

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