The Dallas Cowboys started the 2022 season on the wrong note.
Aside from failing to score a touchdown in their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Tom Brady improved his career record against them to 7-0.
Worst yet, quarterback Dak Prescott made an early exit after Buccaneers linebacker Shaq Barrett came after him.
After the game, it was diagnosed that he had injured his right thumb, which will require surgery.
But instead of the initial timetable of six to eight weeks for his return, there’s a chance he might come back sooner.
#Cowboys QB Dak Prescott could return in 4 to 6 weeks following surgery Monday to repair his right thumb, per sources.
The timeline will depend on how the bone heals and when Dak resumes throwing. But the surgery was clean, doctors are optimistic and Prescott is a fast healer. pic.twitter.com/h3rtN87BLc
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 13, 2022
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero tweeted, “#Cowboys QB Dak Prescott could return in 4 to 6 weeks following surgery Monday to repair his right thumb, per sources. The timeline will depend on how the bone heals and when Dak resumes throwing. But the surgery was clean, doctors are optimistic, and Prescott is a fast healer.”
Two seasons ago, the former Mississippi State standout suffered a season-ending right ankle injury in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
That injury also required surgery after a compound fracture and a dislocation.
However, he was ready to play for Dallas the following season and led the squad to the playoffs.
If Prescott heals fast, he could be back by Week 6 on October 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
But if he needs six weeks to recover, he will be ready to play in Week 8 versus the Chicago Bears.
Cowboys Will Rally Behind Cooper Rush
After all, they have no other quarterback on their active roster.
Rush has started just one game out of ten played in five NFL seasons.
It’s time for him to show what he is capable of and possibly get a lucrative contract elsewhere.