The situation didn’t look good because it would take time for him to recover after surgery.
It was a blessing in disguise because the Cowboys have won four straight with Cooper Rush behind center.
The Central Michigan alumnus is yet to lose as Dallas’ starter and has 839 yards through four games this year.
Rush also has a 61 percent completion rate, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
But Prescott may be set to return in Week 6 when they face the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles.
His clean bill of health can set up a quarterback controversy between him and Rush.
However, the Cowboys will likely turn the team over to Prescott again because they would like to get the most from their $160 million quarterback.
Sports media personality Skip Bayless has no issues with the change but gave Prescott a warning.
I'm happy either way at Philly – Cooper Rush or Dak Prescott. BUT THE BAR HAS BEEN RAISED FOR DAK. NO MORE STINKERS. NO MORE HEAD-SCRATCHERS. NO MORE HIGH-RISK TURNOVERS. THIS TEAM BETTER RESPOND TO THE MAN MAKING ALL THE MONEY JUST THE WAY IT DID TO THE UNDRAFTED "FRAUD."
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 9, 2022
Bayless tweeted, “I’m happy either way at Philly – Cooper Rush or Dak Prescott. BUT THE BAR HAS BEEN RAISED FOR DAK. NO MORE STINKERS. NO MORE HEAD-SCRATCHERS. NO MORE HIGH-RISK TURNOVERS. THIS TEAM BETTER RESPOND TO THE MAN MAKING ALL THE MONEY JUST THE WAY IT DID TO THE UNDRAFTED ‘FRAUD.'”
Rush had ten completions for 102 yards in their Week 5 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
Give The Cowboys Defense Some Love
Beyond Rush and Prescott, the Dallas defense has been a disruptive force through the first five weeks.
They haven’t allowed 20 points to any team so far and limited the reigning champions to ten points.
DeMarcus Lawrence also scored a defensive touchdown off a fumble recovery.
The Cowboys rank seventh in total yards allowed (311.4) and passing yards allowed (193.8) per game.
They are also third in points allowed, surrendering just 14.4 per game.
Dallas is also second in sacks with 20, one fewer than the league leaders, the San Francisco 49ers.