Mike McCarthy, Cowboys’ head coach, told reporters Monday via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Prescott will be cleared by the medical staff so that they can practice on Wednesday.
The Detroit Lions game will be their sixth since Prescott was hurt in the season-opening defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although Jerry Jones is optimistic about a faster recovery, ESPN’s Todd Archer originally reported that a six- to eight-week recovery time was possible.
#Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy tells reporters that QB Dak Prescott (thumb) is expected to be cleared today or tomorrow by the medical staff and practice Wednesday. Sunday will be right at 6 weeks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 17, 2022
Prescott would have a good chance of playing in Week 7 if he returned Wednesday, but it is not a certainty. Archer says McCarthy would not commit to starting the two-time Pro Bowler against Detroit.
Mike McCarthy said Dak Prescott will be cleared medically on Monday or Tuesday and return to practice on Wednesday. He would not say Prescott would for sure start vs. Detroit. Still said “if” Dak plays.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 17, 2022
There was never a quarterback controversy. However, the Cowboys Rush team’s delusional pundits called him a fool and lost to the undefeated NFC East foes 26-17.
Rush helped Dallas win four out of five games with Prescott, but it was still a great team. The Cowboys are still in the playoff picture, despite placing third in their division.
Prescott will attempt to continue where he left off last season, when he threw 37 passing touchdowns. At AT&T Stadium, the Cowboys host the Lions this Sunday at noon. ET.