Matt Patricia Says There Is No Scenario Where Stafford Plays This Sunday
In Friday's media session, Matt Patricia expressed that Matthew Stafford will not be available to play Sunday against the Cowboys.
When asked specifically if there was any possible scenario in which Stafford is able to suit up this week, Patricia replied, “Not this Sunday.”
This will be the second consecutive game in which Stafford will be inactive.
The Lions lost 20-13 to the divisional rival Bears a week ago.
In regards to Stafford's injury and the severity of it, Patricia declined to provide additional details.
When asked whether Stafford is going to have further scans on his injured back, Patricia commented, "There's definitely a medical plan in place," and failed to elaborate further.
Backup quarterback Jeff Driskel will get his second consecutive start.
In Week 10 against Chicago, Driskel went 27-of-46 for 269 yards and a touchdown. He also threw an interception in his Lions debut.