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Eagles Place DT Owens On Injured Reserve

In a move that comes as no surprise, the Eagles placed rookie defensive tackle Jeff Owens on injured reserve Wednesday after he ruptured the patellar tendon in his knee Tuesday night against the Vikings. It was Owens' first-career game after being promoted from the practice squad last week. It is the third straight game in which the Eagles have lost a rookie defensive player to a season-ending knee injury (Brandon Graham in Dallas and Nate Allen in New York).

The Eagles did not have practice on Wednesday, but released an injury report as if practice were to have taken place. Linebacker Stewart Bradley has been ruled out for Sunday's game with the dislocated elbow, but there is still hope that he can return for the wild card game. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (foot), defensive tackle Trevor Laws (AC joint, chest), cornerback Asante Samuel (knee) and quarterback Michael Vick (quad) would not have taken part in practice due to injury.

Linebacker Keenan Clayton (hamstring), guard Nick Cole (knee), tight end Clay Harbor (abdomen), offensive tackle Winston Justice (knee) and defensive tackle Mike Patterson (knee) all would have been full participants in practice.

It appears more and more likely that the 5-10 Cowboys will start Stephen McGee at quarterback this Sunday. Starting quarterback Jon Kitna missed practice on Wednesday - the Cowboys held a regular workout - due to his abdominal injury. Linebacker Bradie James was the other starter to miss practice because of a knee injury.

Click here for the complete Eagles-Cowboys injury report.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 5:02 p.m., December 29

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