NFL Injured, Jalen Hurts could still play Saturday against the Cowboys

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts hasn’t been ruled out playing against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday despite suffering a sprained right shoulder.

Hurts suffered a shoulder injury when he was knocked to the ground in Sunday’s win over Chicago that improved the Eagles’ record to 13-1. Hurts was diagnosed with the shoulder injury Monday.

“I don’t put him above Jalen Hurts, I don’t put anything above Jalen Hurts when it comes to his physical and mental strength,” coach Nick Sirianni said Tuesday. There is a chance he could play this week. »

The 24-year-old has emerged as a serious MVP contender in his second season as a starter. Hurts had 22 touchdown passes and had 3,472 passing yards. He also gained 747 rushing yards and scored 13 touchdowns.

“We’ll play with him when he’s ready to play,” added Sirianni. If it’s this week, it will be this week. If it’s next week, it will be next week. When Jalen is ready to play, he is ready to play. »

The Eagles need one more win to confirm their title in the East and secure their first place in the conference. The Eagles would look to Gardner Minshew to start against Dallas if Hurts isn’t ready to play.

Hurts’ 35 total touchdowns this season tied the franchise record set by Randall Cunningham in 1990. He still had two interceptions against the Bears after throwing just three total all season.

He completed 22 of 37 passes for 315 yards in Sunday’s 25-21 win.

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