Dak Prescott calls himself day to day, will see doctor again Tuesday

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Cooper Rush won his fourth consecutive start in place of Dak Prescott, who had surgery on his right thumb Sept. 12. Despite some Cowboys fans campaigning for Rush to keep the job when Prescott is ready to return, owner Jerry Jones made clear Prescott is the starter.

The question then becomes: When will Prescott return?

The Cowboys (4-1) have a huge Sunday Night Football showdown against the Eagles (5-0) next week.

Prescott called himself “day to day” after Sunday’s win over the Rams and said he can grip the football, which is what his return is predicated on. He lifted his luggage with his right hand to prove it to reporters in the locker room.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said last week that Prescott needs a full week of practice before playing in a game. Prescott has not practiced since his injury in the season opener.

“We’ll see how it goes,” Jones said, via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. “He’s feeling good, made a lot of improvement. He’ll throw a lot this week.”

Prescott said he has another doctor’s appointment Tuesday when he will learn how much progress he has made.

32 responses to “Dak Prescott calls himself day to day, will see doctor again Tuesday

  1. Hopefully he trips going to the doctor’s office and breaks both thumbs lol. All he will do when he returns is have that deer in the headlights uncertain indecisive look on his face and down the standings we go.

  2. You can’t go back to Dax at this point. (See Patriots 2001) At least wait until Cooper loses a game.

  3. Dak is a $40 mil/year backup until further notice. Dr. Jerruh will be sure to delay his return until Rush is responsible for losing a game.

  4. Let’s face it Prescott took a dive late in his loss Now he really looks bad with Rush still winning.

  5. If Jerry doesn’t ride Rush for the rest of this season & pulls a typical “Jerrah move” & puts Dak back in – It’ll prove he’s made another collosal mistake to go with a huge pile of previous mistakes.
    Phili is playing very sound ball & I wouldn’t count out NY just yet either in that division.

  6. Dak has the higher ceiling. Cooper Rush isn’t someone who wins you a Super Bowl, he’s a game manager, which of course is respectable. Some teams can win a Super Bowl with a game manager. But I guarantee all of those teams would’ve taken Dak over their game managers, and Dak would’ve given them the better chance to win.

  7. With each passing day, proof that Dak isn’t an elite QB becomes more concrete considering a backup is leading a mediocre team better than he can

  8. It’s Dak’s spot and that isn’t changing, not after having just signed that large contract. But I’m sure they aren’t eager to throw him out there while Cooper is still gaining stock in terms of what a team will likely trade for him next year. That’s the most logical reason not to pull him right now.

    And the winning also helps.

  9. Cooper Rush is doing a fantastic job, momentum is on their side. I don’t see why you’d stop the train and change conductors. I’d keep Rush as QB until his play causes a loss then make a decision.

  10. Dak, go ahead and take 2022 off. Heck, take 2023 off too. You know what? Just don’t come back.

  11. ThePopeFromTV says:
    October 9, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Dak has the higher ceiling. Cooper Rush isn’t someone who wins you a Super Bowl, he’s a game manager, which of course is respectable.

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    Prescott’s been around too long for the hypothetical “ceiling” talk. His ceiling has been winning one playoff game, 4 years ago. And having a miserable overall record against winning teams.

    Rush’s sample size is too small to call him better yet. But it seems pretty clear that we’ve seen Prescott’s ceiling, and saw it well before his big contract.

  12. Trade him to some desperate bottom feeder with no QB that will be drafting high every year like the last place patriots for a mountain of picks.

  13. Jerry did NOT want to give Dak that big contract but he has himself in a bind. I wish to hell Coop could be the new starter but he’s earning himself a huge contract with someone. Jerry can get some nice draft picks for him, probably a first rounder. Unless he finds a way to do the right thing……

  14. I agree that Cooper Rush looks like a legit starting NFL QB, and I understand those who want to stick with the hot hand. That said, here’s some perspective:

    Cooper and Dak have very similar career stats as far as rating, YPA, etc with Dak more accurate. One guy did it over 4 starts and the other 86. So, Rush’s great run of small sample size is pretty much what Dak has done over a large sample. It’s not very common to replace a starting QB except for a clear upgrade, usually not for a guy giving just replacement production over a short time. Maybe that will change, and of course there are cap considerations, trade market, etc.

  15. andyreidsmustache says:
    October 9, 2022 at 10:51 pm
    It’s Dak’s spot and that isn’t changing, not after having just signed that large contract

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    That’s exactly what all the talking heads said about Drew Bledsoe

  16. Cooper Rush has played against two quality defense and couldn’t crack 200 yards against either. They are winning because the defense is great and the teams they are playing against are bad. No way they score more than 10 points against Philly on Sunday without Dak.

  17. This d is a SB caliber d and when Dak returns we will win number 6. How bout those cowboys!!!

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