Dak Prescott still isn’t practicing

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Dak Prescott had stitches removed from his surgically repaired right hand Monday and threw a few soft tosses, but he is not ready to return to practice yet.

The Cowboys’ practice report shows Prescott remains out.

“He’s been conditioning,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy, via David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. “He’s been doing that after the first week. He’ll just continue on the path with the cardiovascular. But now that he has the stitches out, the next step is to get the swelling totally out of the joint and the thumb area and start to build his strength so he can grip the football. That’s the next step.”

Prescott said earlier this week he is unlikely to return for Sunday’s game against the Commanders and is pointing toward the Week 5 game against the Rams. That means Cooper Rush likely starts again this week.

Rush is 3-0 in his career as a starter, joining Roger Staubach, Steve Beuerlein and Jason Garrett as the only Cowboys’ quarterbacks to win all three of their first career starts.

Receiver Michael Gallup had a full practice as he works his way back from the ACL he tore in a Jan. 2 game against the Cardinals. He has yet to play this season.

Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, who had three sacks in Monday night’s game against the Giants, was limited with his foot injury.

Safety Jayron Kearse (knee), left guard Connor McGovern (ankle) and tight end Dalton Schultz (knee) were limited Wednesday. All three missed Monday night’s game with their injuries.

Receiver Simi Fehoko (shoulder) and linebacker Luke Gifford (hamstring) were full participants.

19 responses to “Dak Prescott still isn’t practicing

  1. Why does Jerry feel the need to make him come back before he’s actually able to play? It sounds like he doesn’t think the injury is that big of a deal. Baffling.

  2. I love Dak but I also like winning. I hope Dak gets well soon, AND I hope the QB who’s best at the moment is the one who’s starting every game

    I wouldn’t bet on it thou…

  3. Dak needs to sit another 2 weeks to heal. Rush has been doing a good job and their offense has been effective.

  4. This just proves that the Cowboys should only be throwing the ball 15 to 20 times a game. In Daks rookie year they were 13-3 and were the #1 seed in the conference doing exactly what they are doing now. Of course they let Dak throw about 40 times in the first round and lost the game. Coincidence? I think not.

  5. joenash72 says:
    September 29, 2022 at 9:27 am
    Dr. Jerry got his medical degree from the University of American Samoa.

    …………………….

    I thought they just had Law Degrees…

  6. Jerruh will push him to play because he ALWAYS does the wrong thing and he cannot fire himself. Even though Copper Rush is playing better than Dak ever has. This is fun to watch because like most fans I hate the Boys

  7. The backup QB is always the most popular guy in town, especially after winning a couple games but backups are backups for a reason. Mainly they lack the ability to perform at a high level over a long period of time, many of them can step in & play well for a couple games but once teams catch on to what they do well, it’s done. Rush has done as well as cowboys could hope but let’s be real, it’s about the defense, he’s not in position to win cinci without them & the giants just aren’t good.

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