The Dallas Cowboys continue to express optimism about Dak Prescott.
The quarterback fractured his thumb in Week 1 and underwent surgery, which came with a four-to-six week recovery timeline. It's a quick turnaround, but one that seems possible especially after he was spotted Sunday gripping a football.
Appearing Monday on “The K&C Masterpiece”, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones shared the latest timeline on the quarterback.
“Against the Giants this week, he’s absolutely out,” Jones said. “I think the very best it would be would be Washington or the Rams.
“We just won’t know until we get closer to really give an educated guess. Right now, I will say this, so far everything has gone his way. From the surgery to the swelling after the surgery (that) was very minimal compared to what it can be. We’re just optimistic about it.”
Dallas will play the Commanders on Oct. 2, with the Rams matchup set for a week later.
The Cowboys are leaning on Cooper Rush with Prescott out, and in his first opportunity Sunday he fared well. Rush went 19-for-31 in the air for 235 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in a 20-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Rush will be back out there for their Monday Night Football contest against the New York Giants, but he might not need to keep the seat warm too much longer.