Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who had the stitches removed from his surgically repaired thumb and began throwing a football last week, is eyeing next Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams for a possible return, sources told ESPN.
The Cowboys want to make sure Prescott is as close to 100% healthy as possible and could delay his return until Week 6 against division rivals Philadelphia Eagles, sources say.
If Cooper Rush continues to play well against the Washington Commanders on Sunday and the Cowboys continue to win with the experienced backup under center, it would buy Dallas even more time for Prescott to fully recover from his thumb injury. The two-time Pro Bowler was originally scheduled to miss six to eight weeks after suffering a fractured thumb on opening night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
However, Prescott is clearly making good progress after the Cowboys decided not to put him on injured reserve. The seven-year-old veteran is feeling better and is grabbing and throwing the football again.
Prescott would ideally want to play some of the gridiron against the Rams next Sunday before a crucial NFC East tilt could occur the following week against the Eagles.
Rush, 28, has led Dallas to back-to-back victories since replacing the injured Prescott as a starter, rushing for 450 yards and two touchdowns at the stretch. With a Sunday win against the Commanders, Rush would become the first Cowboys quarterback to win the first four starts of his career.
“I think you recognized how he played the quarterback position,” said Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy. “He’s played very well the last two weeks. He’s got his attacking skills under control. We were a complete assist in terms of the things you want to get in and out of and that’s a credit to him.”
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34704126/dak-prescott-eyes-dallas-cowboys-game-vs-los-angeles-rams-week-5-possible-return-sources-say Dak Prescott eyes Dallas Cowboys’ game vs. Los Angeles Rams in Week 5 for possible return, sources say