The second-year quarterback stayed in the game to throw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery as the Eagles took a 31-28 lead. Wentz then walked to the locker room with a towel around his neck. The Eagles declared him out to start the fourth quarter.
The Rams scored to regain the lead on the ensuing possession and Nick Foles took over at quarterback trailing 35-31.
Sunday’s game was a matchup of the top two picks in last year’s NFL Draft as Wentz squared off with Rams QB Jared Goff. Wentz, who was selected second in the 2016 draft, was 23 of 41 for 291 yards with four touchdown passes and an interception before exiting.
One unknown element is how he will respond to contact on that shoulder if he does play. No doubt the Patriots would not activate him if they were truly concerned, but it is worth pointing out that they are without their tight end this week, as Rob Gronkowski is sitting out due to suspension. Other pass-catchers will need to step up, and Hogan might be one of them, alongside Danny not-on-this-week’s-injury-report(!) Amendola.
The Cowboys carried a 10-point advantage into halftime and allowed just one touchdown in the second half as they pulled away. The victory moved Dallas to 6-6 on the year, while Washington fell to 5-7.
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns, while Alfred Morris rushed for 127 yards and a score. Dez Bryant also registered a touchdown catch for the Cowboys.
Kirk Cousins recorded 251 passing yards and two touchdowns for Washington but he also threw two interceptions. The Redskins tallied just 56 rushing yards in the contest.
Just days after signing a one-year extension, Larry Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 91 yards and a touchdown, helped made Blaine Gabbert look surprisingly fine, and oh yeah, moved himself into fifth place on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list. Fitzgerald isn’t done climbing the leaderboard, either. By the time the season is over, he’ll likely pass Isaac Bruce and Randy Moss for third place.