The Philadelphia Eagles will have to play the remainder of their game against the Dallas Cowboys without starting left guard Allen Barbre. He injured his hamstring in the game and was originally designated as questionable to return, but the team just updated his status and he has been downgraded to out.
The injury happened during the Eagles’ first drive of the game. After the team scored a field goal, it was reported that Barbre had suffered a hamstring issue and was out of the game. In his absence, Stefen Wisniewski stepped in and has been playing in between center Jason Kelce and left tackle Jason Peters.
At this point the extent of Barbre’s injury is not known, but if it ends up being serious, it would open up a door for Wisniewski to become a full-time starter.
Wisniewski, formerly of the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars, was signed by the Eagles this past offseason and was expected to compete for a starting spot on the offensive line.
Much to his dismay though, the veteran was passed over at left guard with rookie Halapoulivaati Vaitai taking the start at right tackle. He previously started 15 games and joined Philadelphia with the expectation that he could revive his career with the Eagles, so he was obviously not happy with sitting on the bench.
With Barbre out though, Wisniewski will now get his chance to show the coaches that he deserves to be in the lineup.