Mike McCarthy says team will evaluate Dak Prescott’s progress ahead of SNF matchup against the Vikings


Dak Prescott had nearly two weeks to heal up from a calf injury he suffered after throwing the game-winning touchdown pass during the Cowboys' OT win over the Patriots. Although the quarterback said ‘he will be fine,’ after the game, we will find out just how good the MVP candidate's calf is.

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Head coach Mike McCarthy held a press conference Wednesday, moments before the team was set to take the field, to address how his quarterback is feeling--telling the media that “Dak has improved every day,” and that he will go through individual drills, at which time he and the medical staff will make a further judgment.

McCarthy also added that backup QB Cooper Rush will see some reps during practice just in case Prescott can’t suit up for Sunday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Prescott is moving without the walking boot he sported after the team's win over the Patriots which is a good sign, but Dak is likely to see limited reps during Wednesday’s practice.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones joined 105.3 The Fan's "Shan & RJ" show Tuesday morning and shared why he's confident with where Prescott is at heading into the Vikings game.

"Based on what you saw yesterday (without the boot on), that was very encouraging," Jones said. "But those things have to be monitored. You've got a solid week, which is great, to monitor that…I feel very good about where Dak is right now."

McCarthy added that the team is making sure they are very cautious when dealing with Prescott’s calf injury and making sure he is good to go come Sunday so it would not get any worse than it already is.

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