Cowboys get a somber update on Dak Prescott’s return from injury

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The Dallas Cowboys have been optimistic about Dak Prescott making an early return, but that optimistic schedule seems unlikely.

Prescott broke his thumb, which required surgery, in the Cowboys’ disastrous opening game. Originally it was meant to be miss six to eight weeks But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been vocal recently that he thinks Prescott could return for a Week 4 matchup against Washington on Oct. 2.

“I don’t know that anyone knows [when he’ll be back]” Jones said during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan on September 20th. “But when he [gets enough strength in his hand], then you’ll likely see real progress in his timeline. I don’t know when that is.

“I think it really could be at least two weeks up here [Washington in Week 4]. Well, that’s very optimistic. But he has the kind of repair there that allows him not to be too afraid of re-injury. It’s just a matter of grip. But it’s a big question.”

Rapoport: Cowboys won’t put Prescott in danger

That sense of an accelerated return was shot off NFL insider Ian Rapoportwho reported ahead of Sunday’s playlist that Prescott could not be reinstated in the starting role until October 16 at the earliest.

“Dak Prescott will be out for a total of 4-6 weeks. He underwent surgery on September 12. If you look at the schedule you can find out when that starts. He won’t be back until October 16 against the Eagles at the earliest,” Rapoport said. “Jerry Jones said this week he could be back next week. No, that’s not my understanding. He’s still focused on reducing the swelling and then he needs to work on how well he can grab a football. Just folks, the bone needs to heal and the Cowboys aren’t going to put their franchise quarterback in danger just to take him out for a game and then injure him again.

While the offense fell out of rhythm in Week 1 with Prescott under center, he’s the go-to piece when it comes to the Cowboys’ title hopes. last season he went for Over 4,000 yards and 37 touchdowns.

Jones said Cowboys welcome QB controversy

Cooper Rush started Week 2 in place of Prescott. In just the second start of his career, he put on an admirable performance in the 20-17 win over the Bengals, throwing for 235 yards and a touchdown.

Jones caused a stir this week when he said he would welcome a “dilemma” at the quarterback position if Rush continues to win games — a comment that surprised many.

“Of course I would,” Jones said. “Of course that means we won. … If he comes in here and plays as well as Prescott, Rush played so well these next few games, I would go to New York to get that.

Jones’ comments led to others within the organization dismissing the idea, including Rush, who is only focused on taking it on as the Cowboys’ signal caller week at a time.

“I definitely don’t dream as big as Jerry. No, but I just want to keep winning,” Rush said. “That is the goal. That is the plan. As long as I’m in there, that’s my job. Rely on these guys on defense and our offensive line and receiver and play within the system and trust them and get the job done.

Rush will be back in the spotlight Monday against the Giants during prime time. Dallas is a easy 1-point street underdogper Odds Shark. Cowboys get a somber update on Dak Prescott’s return from injury

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