Dak Prescott missed the Dallas Cowboys last three games after thumb surgery but is making progress towards a return.
Prescott previously stated to Jane Slater of the NFL Network that he had “circled this week’s match against the Los Angeles Rams” as his return date. However, the veteran quarterback isn’t the only one involved in this decision.
Mike McCarthy , Cowboys’ head coach, told reporters Monday Prescott will have another appointment tomorrow for his right thumb. McCarthy stated that Prescott should be allowed to practice for a week before he can insert him into a game.
Mike McCarthy said Dak Prescott has a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday for a checkup on his right thumb. The coach said he would like Prescott to have a full week of practice before he would return to game action.
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It seems that Prescott is more likely to return in Week 6 against Philly’s rival Eagles.
Prescott may be able practice tomorrow, and the Cowboys might surprise us by starting him this weekend. But next week seems more possible.
Cooper Rush has been a great replacement for Prescott in the last three weeks. He threw for 673 yards and four touchdowns during wins over the Commanders and Giants, as well as the Bengals and Bengals.