FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones wouldn’t rule Dak Prescott out of playing the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, but he conceded that the quarterback’s grip on a football “isn’t good enough right now.” is to play”.
On 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Jones said Prescott’s surgically repaired right thumb is improving.
“I don’t know if technically, physically, how it reacts, how it heals in a way, you could ask for better news,” Jones said. “So all these things are going on and I don’t know that as we say goodbye to every day, given the injury and the location of the injury, I don’t know that you could make further progress. There are some things here about healing that I say a lot, only the man upstairs knows how it works, but he’s going to have a big week and he’s going to have a hard time getting it done.”
Prescott is scheduled to meet with the doctors Tuesday. He had surgery on September 12 and on September 26 the stitches were removed from his right thumb. Last week, Mike McCarthy said Prescott was still dealing with swelling in his ankle and Jones said after the win against the Washington Commanders that Prescott has yet to really throw the ball.
On Monday, McCarthy said he wanted Prescott to train for a full week before returning.
“I mean, we’re not talking about being out for a week, you know?” said McCarthy.
Jones said on the radio: “We have to have this process ahead of us [go] at a ball game. I can’t eliminate the week’s work and be ready to go, especially at quarterback.
If Prescott isn’t ready, Cooper Rush will make his fourth straight start. Rush became the first Cowboys quarterback to win the first four starts of his career (winning 1-0 last season). In his three starts this season, he has four touchdowns and no interceptions, and he has only been sacked twice.
When asked if there was a string of games or wins that would see the Cowboys stick with Rush like they did with Prescott in 2016 when Tony Romo was healthy, Jones said, “No, like me see it today.”
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34724504/dallas-cowboys-owner-jerry-jones-says-qb-dak-prescott-not-ready-yet-leaves-door-open-sunday Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says QB Dak Prescott not ready yet, but leaves door open for Sunday