Eagles Injury Report: Jalen Hurts Misses Practice

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The Philadelphia Eagles released their second official injury report Wednesday ahead of their Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Note that today marked the first real practice the team has held this week since Tuesday’s session was a walkthrough.

Two players DID NOT PARTICIPATE in practice: Jalen Hurts and Zach Pascal.

Hurts is on course to miss this week’s game after being DNP-listed two days straight. The Eagles typically don’t play players who miss several practices leading up to game day. The hunch here is that the Eagles will deem Hurts objectionable in the final injury report they released on Thursday. And not because he will play, but because they want to maintain the appearance that he can play. More likely, it will be Gardner Minshew who starts at center as the Eagles look to clinch top spot with a win over Dallas. Minshew made the team’s first repeats upon returning to Philadelphia after missing Tuesday’s walkthrough while attending Mike Leach’s memorial service.

Pascal was listed on the DNP for the second straight day. The Eagles’ fourth wide receiver was seen doing some work in a side field, so that’s a positive sign regarding him being missing entirely. But he appears to be in danger of missing this week’s game. He must pass concussion protocol before being cleared to play.

One player has been listed as LIMITED PARTICIPATION due to non-resting reasons: Tyree Jackson.

Jackson was listed as limited for the second day in a row. He’s probably on his way to being a healthy scratch even if he’s ready to play, as the Eagles don’t need four tight ends. Dallas Goedert, Jack Stoll and Grant Calcaterra are all ahead of him on the depth chart. It’s also possible they’ll put Jackson on IR to make room for Christian Elliss, who can no longer be temporarily elevated from the practice squad without being exposed to waivers.

Two players were listed in FULL PARTICIPATION: Reed Blankenship and K’Von Wallace.

Blankenship was sold out for the second consecutive day. He will start safely after missing Week 15 with a knee injury.

Wallace was upgraded to full after being listed on the DNP on Tuesday. He plans to go back to being the main backup behind Blankenship and Marcus Epps. It looks like the Eagles won’t need to temporarily lift Anthony Harris from the practice squad, though they could add even more depth of safety.



QB Jalen hurts (right shoulder)
WR Zach Pascal (concussion)


CB James Bradberry (rest)
WR AJ Brown (rest)
DT Fletcher Cox (rest)
OG Landon Dickerson (rest)
DE Brandon Graham (rest)
TE Tyree Jackson (knee)
OT Lane Johnson (rest)
C Jason Kelce (rest)
OG Isaac Seumalo (rest)
CB Darius Slay (rest)
FROM Josh Sweat (rest)


S Reed Blankenship (knee)
S K’Von Wallace (hip)


The Cowboys’ injury report on Wednesday was identical to Tuesday’s version.

Micah Parsons missed his second consecutive workout due to illness. He’ll be ready to play on Saturday, but he’s missing some on-field prep before the game.

Leighton Vander Esch missed her second straight workout with a neck injury. The Cowboys’ top tackler is about to be ruled out for this game. Dallas doesn’t necessarily have an obvious replacement for LVE in the middle of their defense.

All limited players seem likely to play barring any unexpected setbacks.


LB Micah Parsons (illness)
LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck)


DE Dorance Armstrong (knee)
WR Noah Brown (foot)
TE Jake Ferguson (concussion)
S Jayron Kearse (shoulder/back)
BY DeMarcus Lawrence (foot)