ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Eagles must play for a chance at first place in the NFC East on Sunday without defensive tackle Tim Jernigan and defensive back Avonte Maddox, both of whom are inactive on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Neither player practiced during the week, but both were listed as questionable. Jernigan has back spasms and Maddox has ankle and knee injuries.
However, defensive end Michael Bennett is in the lineup even though he was listed as questionable with a foot injury.
The Eagles' other inactives are linebacker Jordan Hicks, offensive tackle Jordan Mailata, offensive lineman Matt Pryor, quarterback Nate Sudfeld, and cornerback Chandon Sullivan.
Jason Peters is in the lineup despite missing practice all week, although he was expected to play all along. He did not have an injury designation on Friday, when he missed practice for a personal reason.
Hicks is missing his third consecutive game with a calf injury. The other players are healthy scratches. The Eagles decided to dress offensive lineman Chance Warmack over Sullivan, giving them more insurance along the offensive line.
Haloti Ngata will start in Jernigan’s place. Treyvon Hester and Bruce Hector are active at defensive tackle, too. Hector was promoted from the practice squad on Saturday when the team placed Jalen Mills on injured reserve.
Corey Graham will start at safety with Maddox out. Cre’von LeBlanc will be the top slot cornerback, with Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas on the outside.
For Dallas, the inactives are quarterback Mike White, wide receiver Tavon Austin, linebackers Sean Lee and Chris Covington, tight end Geoff Swaim, defensive tackle David Irving and defensive end Taco Charlton. Offensive tackle Tyron Smith (elbow injury) and wide receiver Michael Gallup (illness) are notably active after being questioanble during the week.
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