Philadelphia Eagles running back LaSean McCoy has been
dealing with an illness that has kept him from practicing the past two days,
but he still expects to play against the Dallas Cowboys this weekend, reports
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.
McCoy missed practice again
on Thursday. A source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed the
various reports that McCoy will nevertheless play on Sunday, when the Eagles
host the Cowboys.
While McCoy is likely to play, the Eagles have already
scratched two others for their game against Dallas, wide receiver and returner
Mardy Gilyard (hamstring) and running back Chris Polk (toe). Philadelphia could
also once again be without offensive lineman Danny Watkins (ankle), who didn’t
Safeties Nate Allen (hamstring) and David Sims (foot), wide
receiver Jason Avant (back), cornerback Brandon Boykin (toe), linebacker Akeem
Jordan (groin) and offensive lineman Evan Mathis (knee) all participated in
practice Thursday and are expected to play against the Cowboys.
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