Friday's Injury Report
The Eagles will travel to Dallas this Sunday with a healthy 53-man roster.
Wide receiver Julio Jones (groin) was the only limited participant during Friday's practice. However, he has no game status designation and is on track to play Sunday.
Tight end Dallas Goedert (forearm) was a full participant in practice and has no game status designation. Goedert has been out since Week 9 after fracturing his forearm in a 28-23 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Linebacker Zach Cunningham (hamstring) was a full participant on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Cunningham missed last week's game after exiting the win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 12. The veteran linebacker has no game status designation this weekend.
Cornerback Darius Slay (rest/knee) was back at practice on Friday after not participating on Wednesday or Thursday. He practiced fully and has no game status designation for Sunday night.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (groin) practiced fully for the second consecutive day.
Tight ends Grant Calcaterra (ankle) and Jack Stoll (knee) were also full participants during Friday's practice and have no game status designations.
Fletcher Cox and Dallas Goedert were full participants as the Eagles held their first practice of the week on Thursday.
Everyone on the active roster participated in Thursday's practice in some form except for wide receiver Julio Jones (groin injury) and cornerback Darius Slay (rest/knee).
The Eagles reported that Cox would have been limited on Wednesday if the team held a practice (they had a walkthrough). Cox has a groin injury that limited him to a season-low 22 snaps in the Week 12 overtime win against Buffalo.
Goedert is on track to return from a forearm injury he suffered in the Week 9 matchup against the Cowboys. He returned to practice last week in a limited capacity, but would have been a full participant on Wednesday and was indeed a full participant on Thursday.
The outlook is good for the depth at the tight end position as well as Grant Calcaterra (ankle) and Jack Stoll (knee) were full participants on Thursday.
Linebacker Zach Cunningham missed Sunday's game against the 49ers with a hamstring injury, but was a limited participant on Thursday.
"I'm feeling good," Cunningham told reporters at his locker after practice. "I got out there, was able to do some reps. I felt good out there. Just taking it day to day, seeing how I feel, seeing how I'm able to play."
The biggest injury concern for Dallas might be on the coaching staff
Two of the integral cogs to the Cowboys' offensive line – All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith and All-Pro right guard Zack Martin – did not practice on Thursday to rest. It should be noted that Martin was at least limited on Wednesday.
Running back Rico Dowdle was limited with an ankle injury and tight end Peyton Henderson was a full participant with an ankle injury.
However, the most interesting injury-related storylines out of Dallas this week belongs to Head Coach Mike McCarthy, who underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday. Per DallasCowboys.com, McCarthy is expected to return to the team facility on Friday and coach on the sidelines this Sunday. McCarthy has been participating in meetings virtually.
Wednesday's Injury Report
The Eagles participated in a walkthrough. Today's report is an estimation.
Great news for Eagles fans, tight end Dallas Goedert (forearm) would have been a full participant in today's practice.
Goedert has been doing everything possible to prepare for his return to the Eagles' offense. While he has given his forearm injury time to heal, Goedert has been conditioning with the team's strength and conditioning staff and he's been in the classroom and, last week, he returned to practice.
On Sunday night, he plans to be on the field against the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas says he's ready for Dallas.
"I think the likelihood is very high," Goedert said Wednesday prior to the team's walkthrough at the NovaCare Complex. "I'm really excited. I was trying to get back last week and it wasn't quite time, but I think my return is going to be this week, so I'm really excited to go and prepare this week and test it out on the field.
"I feel like I'm in a really good position to come back and play as much as they'll let me."
Goedert suffered his injury in the Eagles' 28-23 victory over Dallas in November and missed the last three games (2 wins). He's a big part of what the offense is all about – Goedert has 38 receptions for 410 yards and 2 touchdowns this season – and the impact will be profound. Goedert, who said, "I'll play as long as they let me," makes big plays as a catch-and-run tight end and he is always an outstanding in-line blocker in the running game.
"Obviously, I don't want to miss any games, but this is a big game. It's really fun to go down to Dallas every year and play in a fun environment like that," Goedert said. "I'm really excited to get back and Dallas in Dallas has a ring to it, so I'm really glad I'm able to go and kind of put everything else to put and play football again."
Tight end Grant Calcaterra (ankle) would also have been a full participant during Wednesday's practice.
Wide receiver Julio Jones (groin) and cornerback Darius Slay (rest/knee) would not have practiced on Wednesday.
Linebacker Zach Cunningham (hamstring), who missed last week's game against the San Francisco 49ers, would have been a limited participant in today's practice.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (groin) and tight end Jack Stoll (knee) would have been limited participants during Wednesday's practice.
The Eagles will hold a full practice on Thursday. – Written by Dave Spadaro and Owen Boyle