The Philadelphia Eagles managed to escape their divisional rivalry game against the Dallas Cowboys with a big win.
They’ll now head to their bye week boasting the best record in the league at 8-1, and it’s hard to envision another team being better than Nick Sirianni’s right now.
However, the win did come at a cost.
Star tight end Dallas Goedert suffered a fractured forearm in the win, and according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, he’s expected to miss at least the next four weeks.
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Goedert sustained the injury on a crucial play, in which he had a 28-yard catch-and-run to get his team down to the Cowboys’ 13-yard line.
That set up quarterback Jalen Hurts to hit A.J. Brown for a touchdown, giving the Eagles an 11-point cushion.
However, it was without Goedert on the field, as he suffered an injury while he was getting tackled on the previous play.
Cowboys LB Markquese Bell dragged Goedert down by his forearm while he was attempting to stiff-arm the defender.
Goedert had to leave the game to get X-rays and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the contest.
He finished the game with three receptions for 50 yards to bring his season tally to 410 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Goedert may not be the focal point of Sirianni’s passing game, but his job as a blocker has been crucial for the Philly offense.
The Eagles look like the best team in the league right now, and their next-man-up mentality will most definitely be on full display again while they don’t have their star tight end on the field.NEXT: Jalen Hurts Holds A Remarkable Record Against Winning Teams Since 2022