Eagles Activate Jalen Mills, Ready to Start Tonight vs Dallas
The Philadelphia Eagles officially activated cornerback Jalen Mills to the 53-man roster on Saturday, meaning he will be ready to play and start tonight against the Dallas Cowboys.
Mills missed the first six games of the Eagles’ 2019 campaign after going down in Week 8 last season with a foot injury, he hasn't played a game in almost a full calendar year.
He, along with Ronald Darby, will be returning to help a banged-up secondary that has been one of the league’s worst, and forced to play a variety of different players with all the injuries.
"I would anticipate that both of them would get a lot more time moving forward," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said this week.
But perhaps the most glaring metrics are the number of big passing touchdowns Philadelphia has allowed this season. Through six games, the Eagles have allowed 13 touchdown passes (28th in the league), five of which have been 40-plus yards, which is the most in the NFL this season.
The Eagles have allowed 280.2 passing yards per game this year (No. 29 in the NFL). Their 1,681 passing yards given up through six games, is the most since 2013 when they gave up 1,887 passing yards in their first six games.
Mills, 25, has accumulated three interceptions and 30 passes defensed in his 39 games for Philadelphia, 25 of which have been starts. Joining him in the starting lineup will be Darby, who has struggled with injuries since coming over in a trade with Buffalo.