Welcome back to another edition of the Eagles Weekly Recap. The wins keep on rolling for the Philadelphia Eagles, and they look to extend their NFL-best record and make it six in a row tonight. Before tonight’s thrilling Sunday Night Football kickoff, let’s see all the latest news involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Tonight, the Eagles will make their 2022 primetime debut as they host the storied, division rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys have been hot, racking up a 4-1 record under back-up quarterback Cooper Rush as well as their high-powered defense. Kickoff for the intense match-up is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. and can be seen on NBC.
- The Eagles will head into tonight’s game with some good news on the injury front. Center Jason Kelce, guards Isaac Seumalo and Landon Dickerson, tackle Jordan Mailata, and cornerback Avonte Maddox all practiced this week. Mailata is currently trending towards starting. Head Coach Nick Sirianni also announced that tackle Andre Dillard will be active for the first time since coming off injured reserve.
- When it comes to NFC player of the week awards, the Eagles are dominating this season. The celebration continues as kicker Cameron Dicker was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for week five. Dicker, who was signed last week to replace the injured Jake Elliot, was perfect in field goals, including a 23-yard field goal to seal the win for the Eagles. It was noted that the Eagles now tie the 1991 Buffalo Bills with five consecutive player of the week awards to start a season.
- Is there room for a possible second reunion for a former star? Free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson hopes so. In an interview with I Am Athlete, Jackson noted that he still intends to play again, and listed the Eagles and Green Bay Packers as desired landing spots. With the Eagles largely struggling with punt returning, conversation has opened about one of the Eagles all-time great returners coming back to Philly to handle those duties as well as add to the receiving corps. Jackson, 35, was drafted by the Eagles in 2008, and had two stints with the team, first from 2008-2013, followed by a return from 2019-2020.
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned with Total Sports Live for the latest involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
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