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A shoulder injury is limiting Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott in practice but shouldn’t keep him out this Sunday when the Cowboys will try to qualify for the playoffs at Philadelphia.
The Cowboys and Eagles are tied for the NFC East lead at 7-7, with Dallas advances to the postseason with a victory.
During the portion of practice, Prescott didn’t throw that was open to reporters on Wednesday. Prescott had an MRI but “everything seems to be OK.”, said Coach Jason Garrett. He was already dealing with injuries to his left wrist and right index finger.
A Fox television analyst, Troy Aikman and former Dallas quarterback, said that Prescott told him before last weekend’s 44-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams there was a hairline fracture in his finger. Garrett didn’t discussed specifics of the finger injury.
Garrett stated that he wasn’t concerned about the various injuries affecting Prescott’s performance. He added that Prescott was as tough as they come, and his physical toughness and mental toughness are on par with anybody around and that was just what he’s all about.
At the end of a 7-yard run in the first quarter, Prescott was injured when Rams linebacker Clay Matthews landed on his shoulder while making the tackle. He still didn’t leave the game and threw 2 touchdown passes in the first half.
The 26-year-old player, Prescott has started every game in his four-year career, in which there were 62 so far in the regular season, along with three playoff games.