Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones said Sunday Dak Prescott could return to the lineup earlier than most expected.
“He’s got a chance, maybe the third or fourth game,” the CEO said on 105.3 The Fan about Prescott’s recovery. “We’ll see what happens.”
Prescott fractured his thumb in the Cowboys’ Week 1 loss to the Buccaneers, leading to a diagnosis of 6-8 weeks out. Stephen Jones confirmed owner Jerry Jones’ comments about quarterback Dak Prescott’s speedy recovery.
The Cowboys owner said last Tuesday Prescott would not be placed on injured reserve, which would require him to miss a minimum of four games, because the Cowboys believed he could resume throwing sooner rather than later.
If the two Jones’ predictions are right, Prescott could return as soon as next Monday against the Giants.
Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy said he’s had to keep Prescott away from practice to not tempt him from rushing his recovery.
While waiting on Prescott’s return, the Cowboys are turning to quarterback Cooper Rush, who led the Cowboys to a 20-17 win against the Bengals Sunday.
Rush went off, going for 19 of 31 with 235 yards and a touchdown. The backup also had a winning drive that eventually led to a game-winning field goal by kicker Brett Maher.