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Eagles-Cowboys spread shifts 4 points due to Jalen Hurts injury news

Jalen Hurts is dealing with a sprained shoulder heading into Week 16.

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles on the field after the win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 18, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Update: Jalen Hurts is dealing with a sprained shoulder and is uncertain to play this week, per Adam Schefter. With the Eagles already clinching a playoff spot, the team will likely err on the side of caution, giving Gardner Minshew a good chance of starting this week.


The Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas Eve in a big game for playoff hopes and seeding. This matchup started with the Cowboys as 1-point favorites, as they got the home-field bump, but that number has switched dramatically on Monday. The line now sits with the Cowboys as 5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Speculation at such a big line movement points quickly to a quarterback injury and there is reason for concern, as Jalen Hurts did get x-rays after their win, presumably on his shoulder. And now his media availability is in question, per The Birds Blitz.

Nothing concrete yet, but something is up and with such a big line movement, it probably has something to do with the quarterback. If Hurts does end up missing time, Gardner Minshew is the backup and would be the starter.