Philadelphia Eagles Player News: All Positions

News: Edwards will likely start at middle linebacker Sunday against the Cowboys, Dave Zagrano of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Edwards has earned rave reviews around the team since signing as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin in the spring, and he's primed to see an expanded opportunity in Week 7 with Nigel Bradham (ankle) ruled out and Zach Brown released earlier in the week. Edwards saw 10 defensive snaps last Sunday against the Vikings -- his first real run of non-special teams work -- and recorded four solo tackles.
News: Darby (hamstring) is considered questionable for Sunday's game at Dallas.
Impact: Darby sat out the last three games with the hamstring injury but practiced as a limited participant this week and appears to have a decent chance of returning to action. The Eagles could use the boost at cornerback with Avonte Maddox (concussion/neck) still sidelined.
News: Maddox (concussion/neck) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Impact: Maddox was able to shed his neck brace this week but didn't participate at practice and will miss his third straight game. His progress in the concussion protocol remains unclear. Ronald Darby (hamstring) is questionable, while Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas should still see heavy workloads in the secondary.
News: Jernigan (foot) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Impact: Jernigan will miss his fifth consecutive game as he continues to work back from the fractured foot he sustained in Week 2. Hassan Ridgeway should continue seeing increased work as a reserve defensive tackle in his place.
News: Sproles (quadriceps) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Impact: Sproles was able to go through conditioning drills at Friday's practice -- his first practice activity since suffering the quad strain Oct. 6 -- but he was ultimately listed as a non-participant and isn't ready to return to game action. Nelson Agholor should work as the Eagles' top punt returner with DeSean Jackson (abdomen) also sidelined.
News: Bradham (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Dallas.
Impact: Bradham suffered the injury during last Sunday's game against the Vikings and will be sidelined for at least one game. T.J. Edwards is primed to see increased defensive snaps in his place in Sunday's divisional matchup.
News: Jackson (abdomen) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
Impact: Listed as a non-participant throughout the week, Jackson at least did some individual work on a side field Friday. His next chance to play will come Week 8 in Buffalo, though he's far from a lock to make it back for that game. Mack Hollins will once again join Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor in three-wide formations while Dallas Goedert continues to get heavy run in two-TE sets.
News: Mills (foot) is expected to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Mills will need to be activated from the PUP list in order to suit up Week 7, so that move is expected to occur today. After nursing a lingering foot injury for nearly a year, the 25-year-old now appears set to return to the starting lineup. His presence will be a notable asset for Philadelphia's porous secondary.
News: Jackson (abdomen) did not take part in Friday's practice, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: There was optimism at the beginning of the week that Jackson could play in Week 7, but he did not practice at all, so his chances of returning to action appear slim. Jackson was able to get some work in on a side field Friday, according to Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News, which at least provides further reason to believe his absence may not extend much longer.
News: Sproles (quadriceps) is going through conditioning drills at the beginning of Friday's practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: This is Sproles' first practice activity since sustaining a quad strain Oct. 6 against the Jets. He still appears on track to sit out Sunday's divisional tilt against the Cowboys, but he's at least trending in the right direction toward an eventual return to game action. If Sproles is indeed forced to miss any more time, Nelson Agholor will fill in as the top punt returner for Philadelphia.
News: Bradham (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Bradham is considered day-to-day with an ankle issue, the severity of which has caused him to miss two straight practices. His availability for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Cowboys will likely come down to what he's able to do in Friday's practice.
News: Maddox (neck/concussion) is not practicing Thursday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Maddox hasn't practiced in any capacity since suffering a concussion and a neck injury Week 4. He's on track to sit out Sunday's divisional tilt against the Cowboys, and a timetable for his return remains undisclosed.
News: Cox (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Cox couldn't practice Wednesday, but he's now resumed operating in full capacity. Barring any setbacks, the 28-year-old is set for his usual start against the Cowboys on Sunday.
News: Sproles (quadriceps) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Sproles hasn't practiced since straining his quad Oct. 6 against the Jets, likely putting him on track for a second straight missed game Sunday in Dallas. While Sproles was idle for the Eagles' Week 6 loss to the Vikings, rookie Miles Sanders took on an expanded role as a receiver, finishing with three receptions for a career-high 86 yards and his first touchdown.
News: Jackson (abdomen) wasn't present at Thursday's practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Per comments from coach Doug Pederson on Wednesday, Jackson is inching closer to a return, calling him "more of day-to-day now," according to McLane. While he has yet to step on the practice field as he works his way through an abdominal injury, Jackson is ramping up his conditioning. Friday's injury report likely will reveal his odds to suit up Sunday against the Cowboys, if there are any.
News: Grugier-Hill is expected to draw the start at outside linebacker following the release of Zach Brown, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports reports.
Impact: Grugier-Hill played 35 snaps on defense (49 percent) versus the Vikings in Week 6, and all signs point to his role increasing going forward. With Nigel Bradham (ankle) nursing an injury, it's possible that T.J. Edwards could also be called upon to slot into the starting lineup Sunday against Dallas.