By Teddy Brenner
The Eagles are naturally concentrating on prep for Sunday’s home opener against the Niners.
But even coach Nick Sirianni may have been a little bit interested in the news from the dreaded Cowboys, whom the Eagles play on Monday night, Sep. 27 in Big D:
Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence suffered a broken foot in yesterday’s practice that will force him to miss six to eight weeks.
It is a giant blow to a defense that did not generate a sack in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and could also be without its second-best pass rusher, Randy Gregory, on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Lawrence had an MRI, which revealed the break. He didn’t practice for most of training camp because of offseason back surgery, but he recorded six tackles, two quarterback pressures and forced a fumble against the Buccaneers. He has 45.5 sacks for his career and is a two-time Pro Bowl pick.
As for Gregory, coach Mike McCarthy did not sound hopeful before practice about him passing COVID-19 protocols in time to play against the Chargers.