With the No. 1 seed nailed down, the Eagles have nothing to play for on Sunday against the Cowboys. So the question is whether and to what extent the Eagles will play their starters. “I’ll evaluate that tomorrow when we get in and see where we’re at injury-wise,” coach Doug Pederson said after Monday night’s win over the Raiders. “I might have more information for you tomorrow, but it will probably be more like Wednesday before I finally make a decision on who we play.” Even with the Eagles unable to improve their branch position on the NFL playoff tree, the extra live reps could help quarterback Nick Foles, if he physically survives them. Besides, and as Pederson pointed out, he may have no choice but to use Foles.
Pederson will decide by Wednesday on playing starters in Week 17
Pro Football Talk | Dec 26