Dak Prescott is the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback . He might still be on a pitch, but he’s officially in the practice rotation for the week 7 match against the Detroit Lions. After Prescott’s first practice since his thumb surgery, Mike McCarthy shared a positive report with the media.
“Dak had a good workday,” McCarthy said on Thursday, via Jon Machota. “He was on a pitch count. Threw it 40 times. he looked very good.”
The Cowboys skipper said that the former Mississippi State star would have done even more if given the chance.
“Lord knows he would’ve thrown 140 yesterday if you let him,” McCarthy added. “We’ll look to expand that today, put him in the lead chair as far as reps. Just give him the opportunity to prepare to play.”
Prescott could be ready to play this weekend if the team has done the right game planning. Before heading to the bye week, the Cowboys will play the Lions and the Chicago Bears.
Even though the season outlook seemed grim for Dallas fans following Prescott’s injury in Week 1 Dallas is now 4-1 without him. Cooper Rush Despite being far from perfect, he helped keep the Cowboys in business these last few weeks. They are now in a position where they can battle Philadelphia for the division.
Prescott stated to a reporter after Sunday’s defeat to the Eagles that he was likely to start Week 7.
“Dak Prescott on whether he’ll be back this coming week for the #Cowboys against the #Lions: ‘Yeah, sure, that’s my plan’,” Mike Garafolo shared on Sunday. “Dak Prescott added he felt ‘great, fantastic’ throwing pregame tonight.”
Prescott’s injury is not likely to cause re-injury. His hand is not the most serious part of the injury. Although his inability to grasp a football was a concern, the Cowboys are now ready to help.