Eagles’ Jalen Reagor scores first career touchdown vs. Cowboys in return from injury

PHILADELPHIA — It did not take long for Jalen Reagor to get on the board in his return from injury.

The Eagles rookie wide receiver scored his first career touchdown with two seconds left in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys.

Quarterback Carson Wentz hit Reagor in the right flat from two yards out, and Reagor broke the plane while taking a hit from Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs.

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Reagor, who grew up in the Dallas area and was coached in high school by former Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna, missed the past five games with a thumb injury that he suffered in Week 2. He returned quicker than expected — reports indicated he would return after the bye week for the Giants game in two weeks — and made an early impact after getting the start.

The Eagles drafted Reagor with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to provide their offense with some explosiveness and a unique skill set. The Eagles got him involved on the touchdown drive with three touches for 16 yards. His first touch came where he motioned into the backfield and then Wentz hit him behind the line of scrimmage for a 6-yard rush.

He later caught an 8-yard pass.

Reagor suffered a shoulder injury in training camp, and he was expected to miss the beginning of the season, but he returned for the opener. He flashed his talent with a 55-yard catch against Washington in the opener. The next week, he had four catches for 41 yards in the loss to the Rams.

The Eagles led the Cowboys, 7-3, at the end of the first quarter.

Daniel Gallen covers the Philadelphia Eagles for PennLive. He can be reached at [email protected] You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Follow PennLive’s Philadelphia Eagles coverage on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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