Cox finished the 2016 season with 6.5 sacks, 43 tackles and a forced fumble in 16 games played. Those totals are down from his 9.5 sacks, 71 tackles and three forced fumbles in 2015, but he was hobbled by ankle injuries at times during the season. He'll look to rebound with an improved season in 2017.
After notching four sacks in the first four games of 2016, this is the first time Cox has gotten to the quarterback since. He's an elite player who hasn't been getting statistical results since early October, but he owns the skills to have a monstrous end to the season.
Cox (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Redskins, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Cox was limited by an ankle injury earlier in the week, but put in a full practice Friday and shouldn't face any snap count restrictions Sunday. The defensive tackle has been a force for the Eagles through the team's first four games, accruing 13 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble.
Cox had a monster performance against one of the more dynamic offenses in the league. The defensive tackle was on the field for 68 percent of the defensive plays and now heads into the bye week with a chance to rest his legs before Week 5's tilt with the Lions.
The deal includes over $63 million in guaranteed money, making it the highest guarantee for a non-quarterback in NFL history. Only 25, Cox attended his first Pro Bowl last season after recording 71 tackles, 9.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles in 2015. The defensive tackle hasn't missed a game in the last three seasons and will look to be a cornerstone of the Eagles' defense in 2016, led by new coordinator Jim Schwartz.
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