Dallas Cowboys midfielder Dak Prescottwho had the stitches removed from his surgically repaired thumb and started throwing football last week, is watching next Sunday’s game with Los Angeles Rams to be able to return, sources told ESPN.
The Cowboys want to make sure Prescott is as close to 100% healthy as possible and can push back his return until Week 6 ahead of the same division. Philadelphia Eaglesaccording to sources..
If Cooper Rush keep playing well last Sunday Washington Commanders and the Cowboys went on to win with the veteran backup at the center, which should give Dallas more time for Prescott to fully recover from his thumb injury. The two-time Pro Bowler player was initially expected to miss six to eight weeks after breaking his thumb on opening night against Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prescott is clearly progressing well, however, after the Cowboys decided not to place him on the injured bench. The seven-year veteran feels better and also catches and throws the soccer ball again.
Prescott would ideally like to play some games next Sunday against the Rams before what could be a significant NFC East tilt next week against the Eagles.
Rush, 28, has led Dallas to consecutive wins since replacing injured Prescott as starter, passing 450 yards and two touchdowns in that span. With Sunday’s win over the Commanders, Rush will become the first Cowboys quarterback to win the first four games of their career.
“I think you’ve recognized the way he plays in midfield,” Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said. “He’s been playing really well over the last two weeks. He’s completely commanded the offense. We’ve been a full model of what you try to achieve and that’s credit to him. “