Dallas Cowboys Stephen Jones, executive vice president, made the most optimistic prediction for this year. Dak Prescott’s Return timeline Monday
Jones spoke with 105.3 the Fan and said that Prescott is doing well after surgery. Although some Cowboys fans were concerned about Prescott’s thumb injury, they believe he will be back in two weeks.
“I think the very best (return date) would be Washington (Week 4) or the Rams (Week 5),” Jones said, via the Athletics’ Jon Machota. “So far everything has gone his way, from the surgery to the swelling after the surgery was very minimal compared to what it can be.”
Prescott’s timeline has changed from the original estimate of 6-8 weeks before surgery to only 3-4 weeks. Jones confused fans by saying Prescott could return “maybe the third or forth game.” However, he was actually referring the the rehab timeline.
The Cowboys are rewarded for their decision to not put the Mississippi alumnus on IR. Cooper Rush, the backup quarterback, is taking over for him.
On Sunday, Week 2, the Dallas offense got off to a great start against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cooper Rush took over the starting duties in Dallas and led them to their first touchdown on Sunday. It was a pass to Noah Brown, his first touchdown in the NFL.
After holding the Bengals down to a field goal, Dallas’ second drive saw a touchdown and they took a commanding lead of 14-3 in the first quarter. This is a significant turnaround from their previous week where they were the only league team to score a touchdown.
Dallas won Week 2 with a final score 20-17.