Eagles LT Jason Peters is ‘week-to-week’ with a knee injury
Pederson didn’t officially rule out Peters for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, but all signs point towards rookie Andre Dillard getting the start. Dillard was drafted in the first round by the Eagles in April so it seemed like only a matter of time before he took over the role for good.
Dillard played 45 snaps against the Vikings after Peters went out and Pederson saw some good things and he also saw some bad.
“He had some good plays, he had some bad plays quite honestly,” Pederson said via NJ.com. “He’s going against a great defensive end.”
Pederson is happy that Dillard is getting the reps in practice and has played in meaningful games, so he at least has a little experience under his belt.
“With Andre, he gets a lot of practice reps during the week and when he does get a chance to play, it’s not like it’s the first time,” Pederson said. “Now, it’s game speed obviously, but it’s not the first time. He actually got the reps in practice” in Week 6.
The Eagles better hope that Dillard is up to the task because he is going to go up against Robert Quinn and DeMarcus Lawrence who are both capable of giving him a welcome to the NFL type moment. Dillard against Quinn and Lawrence could be an x-factor on if the Cowboys or Eagles win.