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Matthew Stafford misses 2nd-straight practice, 2 Detroit Lions return

It’s not looking good for Matthew Stafford’s availability this week for the Dallas Cowboys game. The Detroit Lions quarterback missed his second straight practice on Thursday and appears unlikely to play this week after suffering a back injury against the Oakland Raiders in Week 9.

The injury, diagnosed as fractured bones in his back per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, caused Stafford to miss last week’s game—the first time he had missed a start in 126 straight games.

At this point, it looks like backup quarterback Jeff Driskel is on track to make his second consecutive start.