The Eagles coach does not rule Jalen Hurts (shoulder) against the Cowboys


Philadelphia — Eagles coach Nick Siriani confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Jalen Hurts He has a sprained right shoulder, but that won’t rule him out for Saturday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.


Siriani described Hurts as one of the “toughest” players he knows who “heals quickly”, so he wouldn’t schedule Hurts’ shoulder injury.

“I don’t get past Jalen Hurts,” Siriani said on Tuesday, “I don’t put anything ahead of Jalen Hurts in terms of his physical and mental strength. There is a chance to play this week.”

Hurtz said on Tuesday that there is “definitely a chance” that he can play on Saturday and take things day to day. He nodded when asked if he was able to throw.

The Eagles made a run on Tuesday as preparations for Dallas began in earnest, but they were short on quarterbacks. Gardner Minshaw He spoke at the funeral of former coach Mike Leach in Mississippi and is expected to return to the Philadelphia area later on Tuesday. Hurts is listed as not participating in the practice.

When asked who he would be attracted to, he’s in the middle Jason Kelsey said Ian Book, the Eagles’ third-string quarterback.

Siriani acknowledged that they will have Hurts’ safety in mind, but said the Eagles will be preparing both Hurts and Menchu ​​to play in Saturday’s game over Dallas.

“We’ll play him when he’s ready to play. If it’s this week, it’s this week. If it’s next week, it’s next week. When Jalen is ready to play, he’s ready to play. All its aspects,” Siriani said.

The general expectation in the locker room was that Mencho would be under center against the Cowboys. tight end Dallas Goedertwho was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, suggested that might be the case through the majority of his comments.

“He knows his role, he’s just biding his time for an opportunity like this, and we all believe he’ll make the most out of it,” said Godert.

“He’s just a smart football player. He’ll take what the defense gives him. Maybe the Cowboys will play a little bit inside worried about DeVonta.” [Smith] and AJ [Brown] And I hope they forget about me so he can throw it to me in the middle. That would be great.”

However, his colleagues do not discount Hertz’s willpower. Some have indicated that he wants to play in this game, and he thinks he is trying to do so.

Hurts’ injury occurred at the end of the third quarter on Sunday in the Eagles’ win over the Chicago Bears when he was pushed to the ground by a defensive lineman. Travis Gibson After a distance of 3 yards. Hurts remained on the ground for a few moments after the blow but continued to play and ended the game. He threw for 315 yards with two interceptions and ran for 61 yards and three scores in the 25-20 win.

Hurts ran the ball a team-high 17 times on Sunday. The Bears recorded 13 quarterback hits on him, the third-highest total in Week 15, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research. His 184 QB connections on the season are third most, behind only Justin Fields of bears (202) f Daniel Jones From the New York Giants (186).

The 13-1 Eagles need just one win to clinch the NFC’s top seed. There’s a good chance Minshew will be the one under center against the Cowboys as the Eagles try to finish off division title and home court advantage during the playoffs.

Hurts had a breakout season, accounting for 35 total touchdowns (22 passing, 13 rushing) to tie a franchise record for Randall Cunningham passing for 3,472 yards and rushing for 747 yards in 14 games. He only intercepted five passes and completed 67.3% of his attempts.

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