The Eagles will head to Dallas without two of their key starters.
Cornerback Asante Samuel and tackle Winston Justice were both downgraded from questionable to out after Philadelphia’s walkthrough practice on Saturday. Coach Andy Reid hinted at the possibility Friday, saying both players could be left behind when the team travels.
The Eagles pass defense just hasn’t looked the same without Samuel this year. Even without Dez Bryant, the Cowboys could give the team problems through the air.
Justice is nearly as big a loss. The Eagles’ season ended in embarrassing fashion last year because they couldn’t block Dallas’ front seven. Now the team will have to face the Cowboys without one of their more consistent players.