PHILADELPHIA — Zach Ertz exited the Philadelphia Eagles’ de facto NFC East title game against the Cowboys with a rib injury, but got wrapped up and returned.
Ertz missed parts of two Eagles drives in the second quarter after taking two big hits in the first. After the second hit, on a fairly deep pass over the middle that he almost corralled, he was slow to get up. He was then evaluated in the blue medical tent on the Eagles’ sideline.
Ertz returned to the game after that, but appeared to pull up mid-route on a third-down play early in the second quarter. He jogged straight to the sideline, and then to the locker room in apparent pain.
The Eagles announced Ertz was questionable to return. Shortly thereafter, he did. But on his first drive back, while Carson Wentz targeted Dallas Goedert again and again, Ertz did not see a pass come his way.
Philadelphia led Dallas 10-6 at halftime.