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Injury Update: Peters Ruled Out


On Saturday, the Eagles announced that tackle Jason Peters has been downgraded to out for Sunday night's matchup with the Dallas Cowboys due to a back injury. No roster moves were made and Peters will travel with the team on Saturday afternoon.

The team listed Peters as questionable on Friday after the All-Pro missed the entire week of practice. Lane Johnson is set to make his first-career start at left tackle. Dennis Kelly trained all week at right tackle to take Johnson's spot.

Wide receiver Nelson Agholor (ankle), running back Ryan Mathews (groin) and linebacker DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) are still listed as questionable.

Johnson has familiarity with the position, last playing on the left side during his senior year of college. This week, with the help of Peters, he has been making the necessary adjustments to ensure he is ready to play left tackle if need be in Dallas.

"It's just really getting your stance down, footwork," Johnson said. "People don't think it's that difficult switching, but there's a lot of guys that can't play both."

The good news for the Eagles is that linebacker Kiko Alonso (knee) is listed as probable and is likely to see his first action since Week 2 against the Cowboys. Defensive end Brandon Bair and linebacker Bryan Braman are also listed as probable with groin and shoulder injuries, respectively.

On Dallas' final report for the week, wide receiver Dez Bryant (foot) was officially listed as probable to play on Sunday, as is quarterback Matt Cassel (knee), tight end James Hannah (ankle) and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (back). Starting safety Barry Church is questionable with an ankle injury, and wide receiver Brice Butler is questionable with a hamstring injury after not practicing on Friday.

Check out the full injury report here.

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