1. Rashaad Penny, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Last year, the Philadelphia Eagles were third in the NFL in rushing attempts, fifth in rushing yards, and first in touchdowns on the ground. Simply put, they were tough to deal with on the ground.
Miles Sanders led the way with 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns while quarterback Jalen Hurts put up 760 yards and 13 more scores with his legs. Sanders won’t be back in 2023, however, as he signed with the Carolina Panthers in free agency.
But that doesn’t mean the Eagles run game will be any worse. Not only did Kenneth Gainwell arrive in the postseason but they also signed Rashaad Penny from the Seattle Seahawks who could be a problem for the Cowboys to deal with — if he can stay healthy that is.
Penny has always had talent and really went off in the second half of the 2021 season when he had 749 yards and six touchdowns. He returned to Seattle on a one-year deal and was doing well with 346 yards in five games before a broken fibula ended his campaign.
Before the injury, he was running for 6.1 yards per attempt and had 6.3 per rush in 2021. And while he might not finish the season, or play all 17 games, Dallas has to be prepared for him should he suit up when they face the Eagles, because he has the talent to take a game over.