Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, made his long-awaited return against the Detroit Lions after sustaining a broken thumb in Week 1.
Many NFL officials believed Prescott deliberately chose to return against the struggling Lions defense. Prescott has refuted that story.
Via The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill
“Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said he didn’t target his return for Lions. He had targeted the Rams but wasn’t ready. Said he felt he was ready to play the Saturday before Eagles game but it was too late. He hadn’t practiced all week.”
Prescott made it clear before returning to the field in Week 7 that he was trying to be back on the field sooner. He stated that he wanted the opportunity to return on the field against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5, but that was not yet possible.
He was out for almost the whole week in Week 6, against the Philadelphia Eagles. He didn’t practice that week but it felt like there was a possibility he could have made his comeback.
In the end, Prescott was able return to Cowboys quarterback in Week 7. Prescott didn’t appear to have this in mind. If backup quarterback Cooper Rush had struggled, Prescott may have tried to return earlier.
Prescott returned to the Cowboys and led them to a victory of 24-6 over the Lions. Prescott finished the game throwing for 207 yard and one touchdown in 25 attempts.
Prescott will be back to his best if he has the time. He could have a huge day with a matchup against Chicago Bears in Week 8.