Darius Slay Makes Plea to Eagles Coaches About Rest Decision in Week 18

The Eagles veteran cornerback believes starters need to play in the regular season finale on Sunday.

Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) waves
Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) waves / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t played their best football lately, as they’ve dropped four out of their last five games, which includes last week’s 35-31 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Since the Eagles lost last week at home to the Cardinals, their chances to win the NFC East and the No. 2 seed are slim as they must defeat the New York Giants on Sunday and hope for the Dallas Cowboys to lose to the Washington Commanders.

With the Eagles’ odds slim to win the division, there’s a thought that the team should rest their starters on Sunday and prepare to go on the road next week to kick off the playoffs. However, Eagles starting cornerback Darius Slay believes that the team needs to play on Sunday to build some momentum for the postseason, according to Zach Berman of PHLY.

Slay is 100% right with everything he’s saying about the current state of the Eagles. With how they played over the last month or so, it would be in the team’s best interest to play on Sunday. 

The Eagles haven’t played a full 60-minute game in a long time and have a lot to clean up on both sides, especially on defense after Arizona’s rushing attack gashed them for 221 rushing yards. 

At the same time, if Philadelphia can take an early lead on Sunday at MetLife, maybe there’s a chance that Nick Sirianni can rest some of the starters in the second half. However, it all comes down to the Eagles’ execution and ability to get off the field.

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