While the Cowboys would love to win in Philadelphia on Sunday when they play their season finale against the Eagles (3:15 EST), they will trying to do so with a lot of youth on the field. It is not because they would like a sneak peak at what they have, although that is a perk, it is because the Cowboys are a hurting unit.
Many of the players the Cowboys will be taking a look at on Sunday are playing due to injuries on the starting squad. The most notable will be QB Stephen McGee who is starting in place of the injured Jon Kitna. McGee came in at the end of last week’s game against Arizona and led the Cowboys on two touchdown scoring drives. He will have his work cut out for him on Sunday though. The Eagles present a much different challenge. While the Eagles have no playoff ramifications to worry about, they hate the Cowboys and that’s all the motivation they need. McGee will likely face lots of blitzes and pressure. It will be a good test for the youngster.
The Cowboys are also banged up at linebacker and receiver so expect to see a lot of the young guys playing there. Including WR’s Jesse Holley and Manny Johnson. Both players will likely see a lot of action on offense with Miles Austin and Sam Hurd the only healthy wideouts. Roy Williams will be a game-time decision with his groin strain.
As for the defense, expect to see a lot of Sean Lee, Brandon Williams, and Victor Butler. All three players will play significant roles with the injuries to the Cowboys linebacking core. Bradie James and Keith Brooking have been hobbled by injuries the last half of the season and Anthony Spencer has been under performing.
Many fans wanted the Cowboys to take a look at what they have heading into next year, now they will get that opportunity.