Matthews (knee) practiced fully Thursday.
For the second consecutive week, Matthews is following up a limited session Wednesday with a full showing one day later, all but clearing him for Sunday's showdown with the Cowboys. Knee tendinitis may continue to hinder his effectiveness on game day, as it did this past Sunday in a three-catch, 10-yard performance against the Vikings. He'll have an easier path to success, though, versus Dallas' 21st ranked pass defense.
Peters (biceps) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Peters was sidelined late during Sunday's win over the Vikings due to a biceps injury, but he appears to have avoided any major issue as he should be able to play Week 8 versus the Cowboys.
Matthews (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.
Matthews kicked off last week in a similar fashion, only to log full sessions both Thursday and Friday. Because knee tendinitis can linger, the Eagles may be taking a similar approach with their No. 1 wide receiver, especially coming off a season-worst 10 receiving yards Sunday against the Vikings. If he can put the injury behind him, he could bounce back in Week 8 against a Cowboys defense that has conceded seven touchdowns to wideouts in six games to date.
Head coach Doug Pederson said he isn't down on
Pederson did say the team will consider whether fatigue may be an issue, perhaps turning to Wendell Smallwood or Darren Sproles in clock-killing situations. Considering the two fumbles occurred on Mathews' ninth and 14th carries of the respective games, it doesn't seem fatigue is the real problem. The seventh-year running back has always had a bit of an issue with ball security, and his two fumbles have simply occurred at more noticeable times this season. The first essentially cost the