The Dallas Cowboys have good news: Dak Prescott , the quarterback, has been cleared by Mike McCarthy to play. Star signal caller was out since breaking his right thumb in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jane Slater from NFL Network said that Prescott is expected to throw 40-50 passes during practice on Thursday. The Cowboys will play the Detroit Lions Sunday, and the Chicago Bears next week before going on a bye week.
The Cowboys used Cooper Rush as their backup quarterback in Prescott’s absence. The Cowboys went 4-1 in Prescott’s absence, thanks to some impressive defensive performances by the Cowboys — including the Los Angeles Rams being played off the field at times — and an adequately steady hand from Rush.
Prescott’s return and a defense that could be top-tier means that the Cowboys are now in contention for the NFC. The Philadelphia Eagles are still in place to win the division.
Rush had been captaining the Dallas Cowboys ship from Week 2. Things were going well heading into Sunday night. The Philadelphia Eagles called, and the team was able to turn the ship around. Everyone in Dallas is now thinking about Prescott’s return.
Mike McCarthy, the head coach, gave an update on Prescott. He stated that the “anticipation” is for the quarterback’s clearance on Monday or Tuesday. Prescott will resume practice Wednesday after clearing that hurdle. He is now ready to face the Detroit Lions.
“The anticipation is for Dak to be cleared today or tomorrow,” McCarthy said. “And then he’ll return to practice on Wednesday.”
When Prescott was asked if he would be returning to the field this week, he replied “yeah sure, that’s what I plan,” after his Philadelphia loss. Prescott was still doing pregame exercises and throwing the ball, even though he didn’t plan to play Sunday. Constant progress has been made.
Dallas has won four of the five games that they have played without their quarterback. It’s a far better season than anyone associated with the Cowboys could imagine when the injury happened during the season opener. Prescott should be able to continue his recovery for the remainder of the season.