Eagles add kicker Jake Elliott, place Caleb Sturgis on injured reserve

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Eagles add kicker Jake Elliott, place Caleb Sturgis on injured reserve

Updated: 3:36 p.m.

The Eagles have their new kicker.

They agreed to terms Tuesday with kicker Jake Elliott off the Bengals' practice squad and placed Caleb Sturgis (hip) on injured reserve. 

Even though he's on IR, the Eagles can bring back Sturgis later in the season. Teams are allowed to bring back two players per season from IR after the player misses eight weeks. Sturgis would be available to return Nov. 19 at Dallas. He will be able to practice after six weeks. Sturgis hurt his hip early on Sunday but was able to finish the game. 

After starting four years at Memphis, Elliott, 22, was a fifth-round pick by the Bengals in April. He graduated as the Tigers' all-time leading scorer with 445 points on 202 PATs and 81 field goals. Over his career, he went 81 for 104. That 77.9 percentage was the best ever at a school which also produced Patriots All-Pro kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

Sturgis, 28, is 56 for 66 in 30 career games with the Eagles. He went 3 for 3 in last Sunday's win but went 1 for 2 on extra points.

In Week 2, the Eagles head to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Eagles at Cowboys live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 7 game

Eagles at Cowboys live: Highlights and analysis from NFL Week 7 game

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9:43 p.m.: The Eagles’ defense had the Cowboys in a 3rd-and-9 from their own 21-yard line, but Malcolm Jenkins was called for hands to the face. On the next play, Dak Prescott hit Amari Cooper for a 44-yard pass. At least the Eagles held them to a field goal. 

There’s 1:31 left in the first half: Cowboys 24, Eagles 7

9:20 p.m.: After Doug Pederson went conservative on 3rd-and-4, the Cowboys got the ball back and just went on a 71-yard scoring drive. The big play of the drive came on a 4th-and-1 on a pass from Dak Prescott to Ezekiel Elliott. 

Still 6:40 left in the half: Cowboys 21, Eagles 7

9:03 p.m.: Derek Barnett got his third sack of the season and then Josh Sweat followed it up with great pressure on third down. That’s a good sign as we wrap up the first quarter. 

Big stop for the Eagles’ defense. 

8:50 p.m.: The Cowboys seemed determined to make this a close game and they certainly helped the Eagles on that touchdown drive with two personal fouls. But the touchdown was a beautiful pass from Carson Wentz to Dallas Goedert for a 28-yard touchdown. The Eagles went 87 yards on that touchdown. 

With 4:38 left in the first: Cowboys 14, Eagles 7 

8:37 p.m.: An absolutely awful start in Dallas. After Carson Wentz got strip-sacked by DeMarcus Lawrence inside their own 20. Then Zeke Elliott ran over Malcolm Jenkins for 13 yards. And then punched in a touchdown from 1 yard out. 

It’s hard to imagine a worse start. This is ugly. 

Still 8:56 left in the first: Cowboys 14, Eagles 0 

8:31 p.m.: Well … that wasn’t a good start. After the Eagles gave the Cowboys the ball in their own territory, a 20 yard pitch from Tavon Austin got a 20-yard TD run. He faked Orlando Scandrick out of his cleats. 

Not a great start. 

Still 10:08 left in the first: Cowboys 7, Eagles 0 

8:27 p.m.: The Eagles got one first down on their opening drive, then Dallas Goedert fumbled the ball away to give the Cowboys great field position. Mistakes are killing this team. 

8:22 p.m.: The Eagles won the toss and … elected to receive. It’s just the second time in 33 times they’ve taken the ball under Doug Pederson after winning the toss. 

They want to start fast. Let’s see if they do. 

7:49 p.m.: We are getting closer to kickoff here in Arlington. Here are a few scenes from warmups: 

6:36 p.m.: A few scenes from early workouts. We’re under two hours before game time! 

4:51 p.m.: I have arrived to AT&T Stadium for tonight’s game. This stadium isn’t my favorite but if you haven’t been, it’s worth a trip. It’s quite the spectacle. 

11:22 a.m.: The Eagles-Cowboys rivalry is still very real. I’m not sure if these two teams really don’t like each other or they just play into what they know is supposed to be a rivalry. And I really don’t care. Because it’s still good. 

This year, we had Doug Pederson saying the Eagles were going to win and then DeMarcus Lawrence saying the head coach should shut is ass up and then Lane Johnson posted to social media about the comments from Lawrence. It’s a lot of fun. 

Earlier this week, I checked in with Kamu Grugier-Hill, who last year said the Cowboys were chokers to see if he had any declarations this time around. 

“No,” he said, while laughing. “Not this … nope. You ain’t gonna get me.”

But Grugier-Hill clearly doesn’t like Dallas. He gets it. 

“I love playing Dallas,” he said. “This is my favorite game, obviously, besides if we go back to the Super Bowl. There’s something about this game that gets the best out of us. It’s a rivalry game, everyone knows what’s going on, everyone knows the deal. It’s a kill or be killed mentality. It’s fun. It’s real fun.”

Earlier this week, Carson Wentz was asked for his favorite Eagles-Cowboys memory. Wentz is 2-3 against Dallas. 

“I don’t really have one quite yet,” Wentz said. “Let’s hope it’s this weekend. How about that?”

10:44 a.m.: Good morning, everyone! 

I had some great BBQ last night and slept in a little late. Still … there’s too much time before Sunday Night Football. So go to your pumpkin patches, finish your errands and then get ready for the highlight of your weekend. I’ll be getting to AT&T Stadium later, but for now, catch up on some of the key matchups in this game. 

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Eagles inactives: Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills return

Eagles inactives: Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills return

ARLINGTON, Tex. — A week after the Eagles’ were torched by Kirk Cousins and the Vikings, the Eagles finally have some reinforcements. 

Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby are both active for Sunday Night Football against the Cowboys. 

Mills hasn’t played for nearly an entire calendar year after he suffered a foot injury on Oct. 28, 2018. Mills began this season on PUP, but began practicing this week and was officially activated to the 53-man roster on Saturday. 

Darby hasn’t played since pulling his hamstring in the Lions game in Week 3. He had previously returned from tearing his ACL in the 2018 season. 

With both players coming off injuries, expect some sort of rotation. 

Here’s the full list of Eagles’ inactives: 

Nigel Bradham (ankle)
DeSean Jackson (abdomen) 
Timmy Jernigan (foot)
Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck)
Jason Peters (knee)
Darren Sproles (quadricep)
Nate Herbig

With six of seven inactive players predetermined because of injury, fourth-round defensive end Shareef Miller is active for the first time in his career. Herbig is the only healthy scratch tonight. 

Since Peters is out, first-rounder Andre Dillard will make his first career start at left tackle. He played 46 snaps in relief of Peters last week. 

Without Bradham in the lineup, expect Kamu Grugier-Hill, Nate Gerry and rookie T.J. Edwards to be the three starters in the Eagles’ back defense. 

Meanwhile, the Cowboys got healthy in a hurry. 

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