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Jordan Hicks moved to IR by Eagles after tearing pectoral muscle

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The Philadelphia Eagles offense showed signs of life in their game-winning overtime drive against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

But, unfortunately for the NFC East franchise, the crucial win against their divisional rivals has come at a cost.


That's after it was confirmed that one of their liveliest performers on defense, linebacker Jordan Hicks, has been ruled out for the rest of the season.


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As first reported by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, and since confirmed by the Eagles, Hicks has been placed on Injured Reserve after tearing a pectoral muscle in the week nine game.

The former Texas Longhorns star has been in fine form during his debut season in the NFL. Before Sunday's game, he had 43 combined tackles, one sack, three passes defensed, one interception and one forced fumble.

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And he showed his value as a playmaker against Dallas too, running in an interception for a 67-yard score as well as registering five tackles.

Add that to a crunching hit on Tony Romo in Week Two that is still keeping the veteran quarterback off the field, and he was fast becoming a cult hero amongst Eagles fans.

Proof of Hicks' impact since being selected in the third-round of the draft came in a recent breakdown for Defensive Rookie of the Year candidates - the ILB ranking in eighth.

In an effort to plug the gap, the Eagles have re-signed Emmanuel Acho. Fortunately, Kiko Alonso is also on his way back to full fitness.

Eagles fans: Can your team find their way to top spot in the NFC East? Have your say in the comments below...

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