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Matthew Stafford will not play vs. Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will miss his second consecutive game this week. Head coach Matt Patricia declared the veteran quarterback out during Friday’s press conference.

“I don’t anticipate him playing this weekend,” Patricia said.

He was later asked to clarify if there was any scenario in which he saw Stafford being available to play this week, but Patricia closed that door pretty quickly.

“Not this Sunday, no.”

Stafford is dealing with fractures in his back, which caused him to miss his first game in 126 consecutive starts.