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Lions coach Matt Patricia rules Matthew Stafford out against Cowboys

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said Friday quarterback Matthew Stafford will not play this weekend against the Dallas Cowboys.

Patricia said there "is a medical plan in place" for Stafford, but he didn't want to divulge what that was. Stafford, though, has been around meetings and still working around the facility.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Stafford's injury involves fractured bones in his back.

Initially Patricia said he didn't anticipate Stafford playing Sunday, but then said he doesn't see any scenario in which the quarterback would play this weekend.