The Eagles bolstered their rushing attack at the trade deadline by acquiring Jay Ajayi.Ajayi had an impressive debut, rushing for 77 yards on eight carries, including a 46-yard TD run, against the Broncos.But they’ve given up 16 TD passes and have just five interceptions.The Cowboys’ first game without suspended Ezekiel Elliott didn’t go well.The Eagles are expected to rotate Ajayi with Le Garrette Blount and rookie Corey Clement.Blount figures to be more impacted by Ajayi’s arrival than Clement.30-year-old Darren Mc Fadden rushed for 1,089 yards in ’15 before Elliott arrived, but has had only 25 carries since, including just one in the Atlanta loss last week.The Eagles are the league’s top run defense, holding opponents to 66.4 yards per game and 3.6 yards per carry.
The Eagles have given up a league-low 29 rushing first downs.
Forty-two of the 166 rushing attempts against them, or 25.3 percent, have resulted in negative yards.
In their last seven games, they’ve held opponents to 2.4 yards per carry on first down.
He’s third in the league in passing (104.1), first in third-down passing (125.1) and second in red-zone passing (117.6). He’s also one of just two QBs in the league without an interception or sack in the red zone.
Wentz’s go-to guy, TE Zach Ertz, missed the Denver game with a hamstring injury, but is expected back this week.