Quarterback Matthew Stafford Availability in Question Against Cowboys

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John Maakaron

As Detroit continues its preparation to take on the number one ranked offense in the NFL, they are dealing with the possibility that starting quarterback Matthew Stafford might miss his second straight game.

The Detroit Lions will likely have to start backup quarterback Jeff Driskel against the Cowboys this Sunday at Ford Field if Stafford is not medically cleared to return from his fractured bones in his back.

On Thursday, Stafford missed his second straight practice. 

Driskel expressed that his preparation has been the same this week as it was last week. “Preparing, it’s been the same. You get here first thing in the morning. You kind of figure out what the plan is for the week. I’d say the biggest difference for me is all you guys standing around my locker." 

"It’s kind of the biggest difference for me right now. It’s business as normal. Take in as much information as you can, go practice it, look at it after practice, take it home, look at it some more, and be ready for (Thurs) third down day," said Driskel.

Practice Update

Lions who missed practice on Thursday include Matthew Stafford, Da'Shawn Hand, Damon Harrison Sr. and Tracy Walker. 

Ty Johnson and Romeo Okwara returned to practice on Thursday