- Dan Graziano, ESPN Staff Writer
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PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles running back Dion Lewis was a surprise inactive for Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles say it's because Lewis was in a car accident this morning and, while he is fine, they wanted to give him the night off because he was shaken up.
Lewis is the Eagles' primary kick returner and backup to starting running back LeSean McCoy. It appears Ronnie Brown will replace him in both roles Sunday night. The Eagles say Brown will handle kick returns -- something he has never done in his NFL career. Interesting turn of events for Brown, who was traded to Detroit fro Jerome Harrison a couple of weeks ago only to be returned to the Eagles when the trade was voided after a physical exam diagnosed Harrison with a brain tumor.
Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher, who missed the previous three games with a calf injury, is active and will start.
The complete list of inactive players for Sunday night's game:
RB Dion Lewis
CB Curtis Marsh
DE Philip Hunt
RB Felix Jones
NT Josh Brent