Injury Updates: Cox Misses Practice

Eagles rookie defensive tackle Fletcher Cox missed practice today because of a death in his family.

Cox suffered a tailbone injury in Monday night’s loss to the Panthers, so even had he participated, he likely would have been limited. His status for Friday’s practice and Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys is up in the air.

Cox leads all of the team’s defensive linemen with 51 tackles on the season. He’s got three sacks (second on the team) and 20 hurries (third).

The Eagles have been going with a defensive line rotation that includes Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson, Cedric Thornton and Derek Landri.

Meanwhile, on offense, Dallas Reynolds sat out with an ankle injury. Evan Mathis continues to take reps at center and figures to start there if Reynolds can’t go. Danny Watkins, who hasn’t played in the last five games, will take Mathis’ place at left guard. And Jake Scott will continue to play at right guard.

Michael Vick (concussion), LeSean McCoy (concussion) and Chris Polk (toe) did not practice.

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