Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Asante Samuel Ruled Out for Dallas Game on Sunday Night Football

By Bryn Swartz

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For the third straight game, the Eagles will have to go without All-Pro cornerback Asante Samuel.

Samuel injured his knee against the Giants three weeks ago and missed the games against the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans. The Eagles split, losing 31-26 and winning 34-24.

Samuel returned to practice this week but missed Thursday’s practice and had to leave early on Friday.

He has seven interceptions this season, which still leads the league, despite playing in only nine games.

Joselio Hanson will start for Samuel and rookie Trevard Lindley will participate in nickel situations.

Right tackle Winston Justice is also not playing because of a knee injury, meaning King Dunlap will make his first NFL start at right tackle (he started at left tackle while Jason Peters was out earlier this season).

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