Instead, he will go through a recovery process after injuring his thumb during their season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cowboys QB Prescott will begin today’s practice throwing to side in rehab group — his first day of throwing since Sept. 11 thumb fracture. Then QB school before some light throwing to receivers at end of practice. pic.twitter.com/hMfQF57dvK
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 12, 2022
Dallas Morning News reporter Michael Gehlken tweeted, “Cowboys QB Prescott will begin today’s practice throwing to side in rehab group — his first day of throwing since Sept. 11 thumb fracture. Then QB school before some light throwing to receivers at end of practice.”
It’s the second time Prescott has missed significant time due to injury.
He only played five games in 2020 after suffering a season-ending ankle injury.
Prescott also dealt with a shoulder injury during the preseason, but that concern was addressed before the season started.
Last year, he played 16 regular-season games for 410 completions, 4,449 yards, and 37 touchdowns.
Those numbers led the Cowboys to a playoff appearance, only to lose that game at home to the San Francisco 49ers.
Prescott is a two-time Pro Bowler and the 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year.
In Rush, They Trust
The Cowboys will have Cooper Rush as their starter in Week 6 when they face the Philadelphia Eagles.
If the Eagles are undefeated after five games, Rush is also undefeated in five starts for the Cowboys.
That number includes his only start last season against the Minnesota Vikings.
Rush has played four games this season, completing four touchdowns while having zero interceptions.
While his numbers are not eye-popping, he is doing enough to help the Cowboys win.
The former Central Michigan standout has completed 61.9 percent of his passes and averaged 193.8 yards per game.
He will have his hands full against a defensive unit with 17 sacks in five games.