Eagles-Cowboys Injury Report

Eagles Safety Earl Wolff defends against Chargers
Here is the injury report for the Eagles’ win-or-go-home matchup against the Cowboys in Dallas this Sunday night.

Out: S Colt Anderson (knee), G Julian Vandervelde (back)

Questionable: S Earl Wolff (knee)

Probable: CB Brandon Boykin (hip), LB Trent Cole (hand), S Kurt Coleman (hamstring), T Lane Johnson (back), LB Mychal Kendricks (knee), G Evan Mathis (illness)

Anderson will sit out for a second straight week with a knee injury. Cary Williams played special teams last week to help account for his absence. We’ll see if he gets the call on kickoffs again this week.

Vandervelde’s absence is of note considering he is the backup to center Jason Kelce. Mathis, who is expected to play after sitting out Thursday because of illness, could be moved to center in an emergency situation.

Wolff was listed as a full participant in practice all week but it sounds like his knee is still giving him some trouble. Even if he is active, expect Patrick Chung to get the start opposite Nate Allen.

Most of the significant injury news lies on the Cowboys’ side of the ball.

Jason Garrett announced today that Tony Romo is officially out for this game after undergoing back surgery.

Standout pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware missed Friday’s practice due to a sore back and is listed as questionable. Linebacker Sean Lee (neck)  is out for this game. Dez Bryant (back) was limited at practice on Friday but expects to play. He is probable.

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  • Johnny_P

    Eagles will roll past Dallas, probably in the neighborhood of 40-21. Dallas’ entire team is beat up, whereas the Eagles are extremely healthy, thanks in large part to Chips emphasis on nutrition, sleep, and not overworking his team during practices. Dallas is not a very hard place to play, it’s more of a country club atmosphere than a rabid NFL stadium, so home-field is hardly ever a factor there. Throw in a rusty Kyle Orton, no Sean Lee (Qb of their defense), not to mention a banged up Dez Bryant, this one has a recipe for disaster for the boys….

    • Adam

      In before someone brings up Minny game

  • Chico

    Hope Lane Johnson’s back isn’t too serious. We need all hands on deck

    • pkatz

      Not to mention that we need him healthy for at least the next 5+ years

    • Justin

      If it was serious he wouldn’t be probable.

  • theycallmerob

    sheesh, back injuries galore.

    Romo, Bryant, and Ware’s bloated contracts and pressure are literally crushing them. Forget sports science, they need a masseuse and open bar. Long Live Jerrah.

    • Ark87

      Then Vandervelde and Lane Johnson also with back issues on our team. So much pressure!

      We’re getting dinged up at a bad time of the year. Doing good in the IR dept. and only have 2 players out, but the list of dings is getting a bit long.

      • GEAGLE

        Dude…we are the healthiest team in the NFL…what does Dinged up mean? Everyone is dinged up right now..heck, Jason Peters has literally been dinged up all season, and he played every Sunday like the Boss Hog that he is!!!

        We have NO right to speak any sort of negativity about our health.I can’t imagine being more blessed then we have been. This is literally the healthiest Eagle season I honestly can recall in my 31 years if fandom…complaining about health this year is just asking for bad karma

        • Ark87

          Chill man, quoteth me: “Doing good in the IR dept. and only have 2 players out”

          Wasn’t complaining, was just surprised how many dings we got in that bears thrashing. Most injuries go unreported. It only makes the list if it affects the prep during the week, limited practice, missing practice, etc. I consider a ding an injury that affects prep for a game but wont prevent participation in a game. But could possibly resurface or affect the performance during said game.

          Didn’t go on a sports science is garbage rant or anything like that. Just concerned for our boys (particularly Lane, back issues blow as a lineman, speaking from experience, and those bad boys flare).

    • Johnny Domino

      Don’t think they’ll have a happy ending.

    • cliff henny

      austins is horrible, too. Carr count 12m against for next 4 yrs, and he cant cover tackle or catch. doug free is just awful, he’s there 2 more yrs at 6m. witten will count 8m against, for at least 2 yrs, that’s a ton for TE who’s best days are behind him. cant wait till jerry does his next round of extensions and restructures. not sure how jones did it, but the current team members coming back in ’14 have base of 95m but 137m against cap. while carrying over 12m in dead money already.


  • Will

    Cowgirls a chiropractor’s wet dream…Go Eagles…Crush them Cowgirls…


    Demarcus wares back injury is great for us….Dlinemen can’t do anything when their back is messed up. back injuries really really effect players in the trenches.

    Either way, Ware was always destined to get abused on Sunday! Peters had his very best game of the season last week, completely owning Peppers til he quit worse then DRC and NNamdi by the second half. You could use the bears film as a JP highlight tape,..owning peppers before getting to the second and third level to smack around bear cubs..

    If Jason Peters is going to continue to play his best, down the stretch…we will really be tough to beat. I like the confidence veteran Peters has in the rainmaker:
    “If Dallas is expecting the same Nick FOles that they saw last time, they will be sorely mistaken”

    Let’s just blow the cowboys front 7 off the LOS and let all 3 of our backs GET SOME, and just let Nick throw play action Daggers!

    We scored 50 points last week with your longest play of the day going for 19 yards….any idea just how surgically efficient you have to be to score 50 points without any big plays of ATleast 20 yards?

    I want us to make a STATEMENT on SUNDAY!!!

    • cliff henny

      i want a national televised crushing! all those bloated horrible contracts exposed. jerry’s terrible drafting not to be spun and overhyped cause they made couple plays a year ago. in the words of al pacino/frack slade in a scent of a women, want kelly to take a flamethrower to jerry’s world! i’ll settle for a win

      • GEAGLE


      • nicksaenz1

        Go into the playoffs with Chip saying, in a Frank Slade voice….”I’m just gettin’ warmed up!”

    • Mrgreen

      The enthusiasm is nice but longest play being 19 yards? Cooper had a 32 yard catch, ertz had a 27 yard catch, celek had a 24 yard catch, and uhh, Bryce brown had a 65 yard run. They are an explosive unit.

  • cliff henny

    not the worst matchup for chung if wolff cant go. he cant stay around LOS, stay physical with Witten and that frees up Kendricks to stay in Murrays back pocket. Cole, barwin and cox play kill the stationary rusty backup, limit and disrupt what little timing orton and wrs have.
    wow, jones has Ware under crazy contract, his base was 800k for last 4 yrs, was about 7-8m on cap. that kicks up to 12-13m base with 16m against cap. guy is a shell of himself last 1yr 1/2. this week is so much fun looking at all these horrible contracts. speaking of horrible contracts, what’s miles austins status?

    • GEAGLE

      Geez are you kidding me with that contract? Holly hell man

      • cliff henny

        seems to be jerry’s goto contract. first half has a really low base, or at least much lower than cap number, which drags the dead money out. eagles keep base to cap number pretty close, it’s always less, but never significantly like dallas. so when the contract finally balloons (they all do, cole get to 11m in ’15 ), dallas’ has rather large dead money figures while eagles’ are much more managable. plus, eagles’ dead money figures go down quickly, while cowboys’ just seem to stay constant and linger.

        • GEAGLE

          Basically jerry built the titanic lol

          • cliff henny

            pretty much. no let up in sight. wait till dez, murray, tyron smith, carter and selvie all want to be paid after ’14. that’s when romo gets restructured, ’18-’19 get guarenteed yrs, or there’s no money for these guys. house of cards

          • nicksaenz1

            Man, who’s the idiot GM who is completely mismanaging that salary cap!? Oh…. wait…….. Long Live Jerrah!

  • Will

    Eagles…”When preparation meets opportunity you have success!” Execute, Execute, Execute….what a season so far…

    • GEAGLE

      Just feels like a special year in so many different ways…weird

      • Will

        Just keep thinking everything keeps falling in place for the Birds if they keep there nose to the grindstone and each player executes there assignment each play the sky is the limit for this team!

        • GEAGLE

          Absolutely….I don’t care who you are, Seattle. San Fran, Denver, Patriots….I doubt playing the Eagles in the playoffs is at the top of anyone’s wish list…
          Interesting that Steve smith is having knee issues


    TM: Can you ask Cary Williams how this Eagles team compares with last years Raven team when they were going into the last game of the 2012 season?

    Last 3 Super Bowl winners were no better then 10 win teams, who weren’t thought of as much throughout the year, got hot at the right time, went on the road, and stole a Super Bowl….lol don’t remember where I was going with this :)

    • theycallmerob

      or ask Celek and Dorenbos about beating the Cowboys for playoff berth in wk 17 of ’08

      • GEAGLE

        How do you think the Way our Offense and defense are playing right now compare to the way the Giants, Saints and ravens were playing going into the playoffs the year they came out of no where to get hot and win it?

        Don’t think we can say that last years ravens team was playing better offensively then we have??Giants weren’t playing better offense then us when they got hot…possibly the saints?

        Giants won a Super Bowl because of their front 4 so I have to give them the edge over us defensively even if only giving up more then 21 points once since week 4 is soooo damn impressive. I would say our CURRENT defense reminds me a lot of the saints opportunistic defense that won a SUPERBOWL. They weren’t great, but they came up with turnovers….I’d prob say the ravens were playing better defense, but not by much….

      • cliff henny

        or, wait 5 days and ask them all

    • cliff henny

      it’s fun to be excited, but this team is at least a year ahead of schedule. i thought kelly needed his head checked when talking about winning now. i’m more than satisfied with ’13 Eagles…’14 Eagles will get some super bowl hype.

    • nicksaenz1

      I believe you were trying to go to the Meadowlands in early Feb with this…