Eagles coach Doug Pederson said on Friday that he was planning to have all of his starters in the lineup against the Cowboys despite having the top seed in the NFC wrapped up. That’s not how things are going to play out on Sunday, however. The Eagles are resting several defensive starters along with running back Jay Ajayi for the game against Dallas. Linebacker Nigel Bradham, cornerback Jalen Mills, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and safety Rodney McLeod have all been scratched. Defensive end Brandon Graham was ruled out on Friday with an ankle injury and defensive end Derek Barnett, who has played over 44 percent of the defensive snaps as a rookie, is also sitting out on Sunday.
Eagles sitting Jay Ajayi, Nigel Bradham and other starters
Pro Football Talk | Dec 31