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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has a banged up shoulder but will play in Week 16

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will play on Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Eagles but he is dealing with a banged-up shoulder according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

According to Jason Garrett, the injury is making it hard for him to function right now. There are still a couple of days before he needs to suit up and play but if he is still dealing with that much pain, it’s hard to imagine he is going to be close to 100 percent for this game.

Prescott is also dealing with a finger injury, but it’s not as bad as Troy Aikman made it out to be on the Fox broadcast of the team’s last game against the Los Angeles Rams. Rob Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys team website said the following about the finger injury.

Apparently Troy Aikman on the Fox broadcast referred to Prescott’s injury as a hairline fracture. That doesn’t appear to be the case. Head coach Jason Garrett didn’t provide specifics on the injury but didn’t think it affected Prescott’s throws against the Rams. “I don’t want to get into the medical part of it,” Garrett said. “I do know that he has a little injury to his index finger. But he works through it and he does what he needs to do.” This doesn’t appear to be an issue.

This is bad news for the Cowboys who with a loss would lose control of their own destiny for the NFC East. If the Cowboys win they will lock up the East and that would allow Prescott to rest Week 17.