Samuel, Justice out for Eagles vs. Cowboys

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Eagles have ruled out CB Asante Samuel and ORT Winston Justice for their NFC East battle with the Cowboys on Sunday night.

Samuel, who is bothered by a sore knee, will be missing his third consecutive game. He was limited in practice all week and left Friday's team workout early due to the severe pain, according to NFL.com. Despite playing in only nine games this season (he missed the team's Week Five matchup due to a concussion), Samuel still leads the league with seven interceptions.

Justice hyperextended his knee during Philadelphia's Week 13 game vs. the Texans and didn't practice for much of the week.

Joselio Hanson will start in Samuel's place, while King Dunlap will fill in for Justice.

The way we see it

Philadelphia, which is tied for the lead in the NFC East with the Giants, would love to have all their key players back as soon as possible. The Cowboys are playing very well at the moment, and the Eagles will head to New York next week, meaning the team could be in big trouble if it can't survive its recent rash of injuries.

Fantasy spin

Jon Kitna has been solid the past few weeks for Dallas, and that could continue vs. a Samuel-less secondary. The Eagles have allowed big passing games to Jay Cutler and Matt Schaub in recent weeks while the star corner has been out, and that could continue this week.