Eagles say Ryan Mathews will miss season finale

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The Eagles will be without their leading rusher for the season finale.

Coach Doug Pederson announced today that Ryan Mathews suffered a herniated disk last night against the Giants, which means he’ll miss Week 17 against the Cowboys.

The Week 17 game is meaningless to both teams: The Eagles are mathematically eliminated, while the Cowboys have clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. So it makes sense for any injured player to sit out.

Mathews’ season ends with 155 carries for 661 yards and eight touchdowns.