Off the Record (OTR)

Darby coming back for Cowboys

The Philadelphia Eagles must have had a lovely bye week. It’s later in the season, guys are banged up and they are sitting at 8-1 while they watched every other team in the NFC East lose over the weekend.

While they’ve been excellent all year, they could surely use added firepower at cornerback. During training camp, the Eagles traded for Buffalo Bills cornerback Ronald Darby. He’s not perfect, but he’s fast, explosive and makes plays.

So it sucked big time when he went down in the season opener with a busted ankle. They said he’d be out 4-6 weeks, but he’s missed more like nine weeks. Well, the wait is over. He’ll return just in time to face the Dallas Cowboys in a critical game, according to Ian Rapoport.

“The #Eagles announced LB Dannell Ellerbe signed and with CB Ronald Darby set to return, they waived CB Dexter McDougle,” tweets Rapoport.

Darby has been practicing for weeks, but the Eagles weren’t rushing him back. They want him to get into game shape and hopefully at this point he is.

The Cowboys, meanwhile, have their own injury issues. If they are without Sean Lee and Tyron Smith then it could get ugly. The offensive line was an absolute mess with Smith on Sunday in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

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