Dak Prescott won’t rule himself out for Cowboys’ Week 4 game against Commanders: report
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Dak Prescott could dress for the Dallas Cowboys sooner than you think.
Prescott had the stitches removed from his surgically repaired right thumb ahead of Monday’s game against the New York Giants, and ESPN reported the veteran flagger hopes to get the call to start throwing again.
« He was going to talk to the doctor right after and hopefully get the go-ahead to start grabbing and throwing the ball again, » ESPN’s Lisa Salters said on ‘Monday Night Football’. « When I asked him when he thought he might be back, he said, ‘A few weeks and I’m counting that as one of them. Those were his words. »
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Prescott added that he wouldn’t rule out the Cowboys’ game against the Washington Commanders next Sunday in Dallas.
Prescott, who broke his right thumb in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, initially had a potential schedule that could see him return in Week 8 against the Chicago Bears at home, according to NFL Network. That was the first 6-8 weeks it would take for him to recover.
Team owner Jerry Jones said he wasn’t going to put Prescott on the IR, and that may be why.
If the doctors give Prescott the go-ahead to pitch again, that would be great news for the Cowboys.
Cooper Rush did well in his first start against the Cincinnati Bengals last week, doing enough to earn the win. But, of course, the Cowboys would love to have their starter who threw for 4,449 yards with 37 touchdowns last year under center once again.
« These guys know the offense well, they’ve had a lot of reps and as a result are giving us our best shot, » Jones recently said of rush and replacement Will Grier. « It’s unlikely, since we don’t have any potential trades pending – not pending but in the factory – it’s unlikely you’ll have a veteran quarterback who can come back here and be ready to play as well. that these guys can play, even though you thought you might have a talent advantage. »
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In his only game this season, Prescott had 134 yards with a passing rate of just 48.3% and one interception.