The Philadelphia Eagles will be missing one of their starting defensive tackles when they take on the Cowboys this weekend. DT Bennie Logan has a groin injury and has officially been ruled out. As reported by ESPN’s Tim McManus:
“Eagles starting defensive tackle Bennie Logan (groin) will miss Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Coach Doug Pederson acknowledged it is “huge” to have Logan missing, especially against the top-rushing team in the Cowboys, but said it’s next man up.”
The full quote from Pederson that McManus is referring to is as follows:
“It’s huge. It’s big any time you lose a great player like Bennie for a couple of weeks, but I’ve always been under the next-man-up mentality. That’s where we’re at. Did a nice job filling in last week with even just three tackles last week and now the addition of Taylor (Hart) gives us a little more depth at that. But yeah, any time you lose a player like Bennie in the middle it can definitely hurt you a little bit.”
It’s especially big for the Eagles since they are facing one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, and they have to try to slow down rookie RB Zeke Elliott. The Ohio State product is off to a hot start with 703 yards and five touchdowns. He’s done that in just six games and with rookie QB Dak Prescott, not Tony Romo. If he keeps up his pace, he’ll run for about 117 yards on the Eagles. If he does it all year, he’ll break 1,800.