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Injury Update: Alshon Jeffery Will Play; Cowboys To Be Without Tyron Smith?

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Eagles fans had reason for alarm Thursday afternoon when wide receiver Alshon Jeffery's name appeared on the injury report. Jeffery was limited in practice due to an ankle injury.

Jeffery said after practice that it's "something that's been going on" but he will "most definitely" play against the Cowboys. Jeffery has 34 catches for 500 yards and five touchdowns this season. He is coming off a two-touchdown performance against the Broncos.

The rest of the Eagles' injury report remained the same from Wednesday as cornerback Ronald Darby (ankle), tight end Zach Ertz (hamstring), and cornerback Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) were all full participants. Ertz, who missed the Week 9 win over Denver, said he's "good to go."

"I'm ready to go, 100 percent healthy. Able to open up a little bit today, more so than yesterday," Ertz said.

NFL Network's Jane Slater reported on Thursday that All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith will not play against the Eagles. Byron Bell will start in his place.

Smith has not yet practiced this week with back and groin injuries. He missed last Sunday's loss to Atlanta. His replacements, Chaz Green and Bell, struggled and quarterback Dak Prescott was sacked eight times. He had been taken down just 10 times in the team's first eight contests.

Linebacker Sean Lee appears unlikely to play with a hamstring injury. Starting safety Jeff Heath (concussion) and kicker Dan Bailey (groin) have not practiced this week. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (knee) was a full participant after resting on Wednesday.

The Eagles returned to practice Wednesday to prepare for their Sunday night showdown with the Cowboys.

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