Cowboys QB Prescott expected to play despite shoulder injury

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes under pressure from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott has a shoulder injury that is limiting him in practice but shouldn't keep him out Sunday when the Cowboys try to qualify for the playoffs at Philadelphia.

The Cowboys and Eagles are tied for the NFC East lead at 7-7, and Dallas advances to the postseason with a victory.

Prescott didn't throw during the portion of practice that was open to reporters Wednesday. Coach Jason Garrett said Prescott had an MRI and “everything seems to be OK.” Prescott was already dealing with injuries to his right index finger and left wrist.

Troy Aikman, a Fox television analyst and former Dallas quarterback, said Prescott told him before last weekend's 44-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams there was a hairline fracture in the finger. Garrett hasn't discussed specifics of the finger injury.

Garrett said he wasn't concerned about the various injuries affecting Prescott's performance.

“He’s as tough as they come,” Garrett said. “His physical toughness and mental toughness are on par with anybody I’ve been around and that’s just what he’s all about.”

Prescott was injured at the end of a 7-yard run in the first quarter when Rams linebacker Clay Matthews landed on his shoulder while making the tackle. Prescott didn't leave the game and threw two touchdown passes in the first half.

The 26-year-old Prescott has started every game in his four-year career, 62 so far in the regular season along with three playoff games.

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