Dak Prescott is medically cleared to play and will make his return to the Dallas Cowboys’ starting line-up on Sunday.
After being injured in Week 1, Prescott underwent thumb surgery to his throwing hand. He was expecting it to take between 4 and 6 weeks.
Jane Slater, a reporter for NFL Network, said that Prescott threw ” about forty passes” today at practice. After practice, Prescott spoke to the media and Slater was in a position to take a photo of the scar on his right side.
It looks like it has healed well.
Today Dak Prescott wore a little KT tape on the thumb but even then debated taking it off. No need to revisit doctor anymore just will keep his doctor informed as the weeks move ahead pic.twitter.com/gLdcDWJdfC
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) October 20, 2022
In Prescott’s absence, backup Cooper Rush did a great job and the Cowboys went 4-1 in Rush’s starts. Dallas is currently at 4-2 in six weeks. They are one game behind New York Giants in NFC East, and two behind undefeated division-leading Philadelphia Eagles.
Prescott will be making his return against the 1-4 Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.