Zach Ertz a Full-Go at Monday’s Practice
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The Eagles offense experienced life without Zach Ertz last week, but the birds offense should have its leading receiver back in action.
Ertz said he was a full-go in Monday's practice and is expected to return against the Dallas Cowboys after missing the last game against Denver with a hamstring injury.
"Yeah, he tried to go on his leg there, and just didn't feel right," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said last week after the win over the Broncos about why Ertz didn't play. "So, made the decision with seven games remaining, having a bye, and really a couple weeks here to rest; just made the decision that we need him more for the long term than this game and just decided to keep him out."
The Eagles went with Trey Burton and Brent Celek while Ertz was out, at tight end which caused some changes to the Eagles offense last week.
“Yeah, it was all part of our game plan," Pederson said. "We wanted to utilize the tight ends like we do every week. We've got a lot of confidence in [TE] Trey [Burton] and [TE] Brent [Celek]. Listen, they do a great job. They do a great job, and [Tight ends coach] Justin Peelle does a great job of getting them ready to play. We had to make some last-second adjustments prior to the game, but you know what, as coaches, that's what our job is, to make those adjustments. Guys were ready to play and did a nice job."
Philadelphia will also have to wait and see on cornerback Ronald Darby, who suffered a dislocated ankle injury in the first game of the season against Washington, but all signs are pointing to him being ready to play this week.
A good indication that Darby will play, they waived CB Dexter McDougle on Monday. Darby has been practicing for the past few weeks, but Pederson has mentioned that the team wanted to work him back into game shape before activating him.
"He's in a really good spot to possibly come back and help us here in the next week or so," said Pederson about two weeks ago ab