2. Jalen Hurts, Eagles
In the final week of the regular season, the Cowboys will head East to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles starting quarterback Jalen Hurts played for the first time in three weeks on Tuesday after suffering a high ankle sprain.
Hurts got hurt in a brutal 13-7 loss against the Giants in Week 12. There’s a good chance his ankle injury was a part of it, but that Week 12 loss was Hurts’ worst game as an NFL quarterback. He threw for 129 yards, zero touchdowns, and gave up three interceptions (wink, wink, Diggs). After that, he missed Week 13 and Philly had a bye for Week 14.
In his return on Tuesday against Washington, Hurts had a pretty slow start, getting sacked twice and dropping the ball for a fumble that Washington recovered. He definitely had a few off-target passes. However, he did improve. The quarterback finished the day completing 20 of his 26 passes, threw a touchdown, and rushed for two.
He also had an interception. To be fair the interception was not his fault. And, you have to see this one to believe it. Trust me.
Hurts CAN be a good quarterback, and he definitely showed improvement in Week 15. But if the Eagles are trying to mount a comeback against Dallas and Hurts is just slightly off, we know Diggs has ballhawk eyes and ability. At the time of writing, Hurts is still cleared to play for Week 16. In the event he doesn’t, Diggs will be looking to intercept Gardner Minshew. Minshew’s numbers aren’t terrible, but he is a bit of a loose cannon.