Jerry Jones is optimistic that Dak Prescott will soon be able to return from his fractured right thumb.
On Tuesday’s interview with 105.3 the Fan, the Dallas Cowboys’ owner stated that the quarterback’s future success will depend on his strength and throwing ability. He doesn’t yet have a set timetable, but he did identify the possible earliest Prescott could play.
“I don’t know when that is, but I do know that with a good airing out last week, everybody recognizes that he’ll be back sooner than later as far as the timeline,” Jones said. “It really could be a minimum of two weeks up here in my mind. Now, that’s very optimistic. But he’s got the kind of repair there that will allow him to not have a lot of fear of re-injuring it. It’s just a question of the grip.”
Jones could be hopeful that Prescott will suit up for Cowboys’ Week 4-game against the Washington Commanders. He sounds certain that he will miss Monday’s game against the New York Giants.
Even a Week 5 return could beat the original six-to-eight-week timetable by ESPN’s Todd Archer. Prescott’s two-week playing schedule seems aggressive, particularly if Cooper Rush keeps the fort.
Rush threw for 235 yard and a touchdown last Sunday in a win over the Cincinnati Bengals. In his three NFL starts, Rush has led the Cowboys’ to victory in every game.
Prescott is not available for Dallas, but Prescott can be used by America’s Team to compete with the Commanders and Giants. After a crucial NFC East matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cowboys will be on the road to take on the Los Angeles Rams.