Jalen Mills To Start Sunday In Dallas

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

It has been around a year since the “Green Goblin” took the field for the Eagles, but that will soon change.

On Friday, Jalen Mills told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that he will be starting for the Eagles on Sunday in Dallas.

Doug Pederson says that going forward, Mills and Darby will start outside when they are healthy.

There has also been some consideration given to keeping Mills on a snap count in his return since he has not played in a year.

The Eagles have yet to officially activate Mills, which would obviously need to be done before he would be able to start for the team.

Since being drafted in the seventh round of the 2016 draft, Mills has appeared in 39 games for the Eagles, starting 25 of those contests. He took over as the starter for the 2017 season and was the top corner on the roster for much of the season with Ronald Darby serving a stretch in IR.

Mills is a bit of a polarizing figure and receives a lot of criticism from fans.

Of course, the year he took over as the starter, the Eagles won the Super Bowl, so he couldn’t have been too bad. He should provide an upgrade to the Eagles secondary as well as pushing some players down the chart giving the team some depth at the position.

Mills will bring the energy, so even if he does not make a direct impact on the game, there is a solid chance he is able to energize the Eagles defense and impact the game in that way.