That’s an indication that his return is imminent, and head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed the news.
#Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy tells reporters that QB Dak Prescott (thumb) is expected to be cleared today or tomorrow by the medical staff and practice Wednesday. Sunday will be right at 6 weeks.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 17, 2022
NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport tweeted, “#Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy tells reporters that QB Dak Prescott (thumb) is expected to be cleared today or tomorrow by the medical staff and practice Wednesday. Sunday will be right at 6 weeks.”
Prescott suffered a thumb injury during the Cowboys’ season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Following successful surgery, his return was slated after six to eight weeks.
It was reduced to four to six weeks due to the faster healing of his injury.
Likewise, the Cowboys did not place him on injured reserve, hoping he will return within four weeks.
Prescott will now return after the Cowboys’ loss to their division rival, the Philadelphia Eagles.
That defeat ends their four-game winning streak and gives Cooper Rush his first loss as Cowboys starting quarterback.
If everything goes well, Prescott will likely start for the Cowboys in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.
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Rush’s role is to manage the game and lessen their mistakes.
Meanwhile, Prescott is the one that takes risks by throwing the ball downfield, even through tight windows.
His return can also re-ignite Dallas’ high-powered offense with Elliott and Lamb.
While their defense has been solid, they need a playmaker that can identify the opportunities for his teammates.
Combining a potent offense with a menacing defense can help the Cowboys become more dominant for the remainder of the regular season.
However, it remains to be seen if his surgically-repaired thumb will be resilient.