ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Eagles’ injury list finally got extensive enough for fourth-round rookie defensive end Shareef Miller to be activated for the first time, Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys.
Corner Ronald Darby had been listed as questionable, though the sense was that he would play for the first time since suffering a hamstring pull against Detroit in Week 3. Darby was active, but apparently he was available only in an emergency. The Eagles’ awful start was kind of an emergency, but not exactly that kind.
The Cowboys seemed to have a lengthy list of injured regulars during the week, but of that group, only starting corner Anthony Brown was listed as inactive.
Miller is a Philadelphia native who played at Penn State. Like Darby, he did not see action in the first half, even though the Eagles lost a defensive lineman, Hassan Ridgeway, to a knee injury.
Inactive were wide receiver DeSean Jackson (abdomen), running back Darren Sproles (quad), linebacker Nigel Bradham (ankle), corner Avonte Maddox (neck, concussion), left tackle Jason Peters (knee), defensive tackle Tim Jernigan (foot), and center Nate Herbig, the only healthy Eagle who wasn’t active.
For the second week in a row, the Eagles activated all three quarterbacks.
Corner Jalen Mills played for the first time since suffering a foot injury last Oct. 28. He and Rasul Douglas started on the outside, with Orlando Scandrick in the nickel. Scandrick was targeted repeatedly and Douglas gave up a 44-yard catch to Amari Cooper late in the first half.