Dak Prescott will begin throwing Wednesday

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was scheduled for another visit with the doctor Tuesday to see how his surgically repaired throwing hand is recovering. But owner Jerry Jones said Prescott will begin throwing this week.

“Well, let’s just put it like this: He’s got to spin the ball. He’s got to really spin the ball,” Jones said on his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan, via Mark Lane of WFAA. “Just think about it: Put your hand down on something like what would be equivalent of a football. Try to do that without thumb strength. Try to spin that ball. Try to direct that ball without thumb strength if you really have a broken thumb. Can’t do it. But if you have strength and can grip the ball, then you can spin the ball.”

Prescott has not played or practiced since injuring his thumb in the season opener and undergoing surgery Sept. 12. He has missed four consecutive starts, and the Cowboys have won all four.

But they play the undefeated Eagles in Sunday Night Football, so they would rather have Prescott than Cooper Rush in the starting lineup.

“Can he zip the ball out there and make the throw? We’ll start working on that Wednesday real hard,” Jones said. “He’s certainly doing the kinds of things medically that you want to do. That is the indication. The X-rays, all of that, have [shown] tremendous improvement. But can he spin the ball?

“We know Dak Prescott can play, and we know he will be ready to play the minute he gets the chance to go into the game. Can he spin the ball? We’ll see.”

Coach Mike McCarthy has said Prescott needs to practice a full week before returning to the lineup.

23 responses to “Dak Prescott will begin throwing Wednesday

  1. The buffoon owner of the Cowboys is gonna make a huge mistake pressuring Prescott back early instead of playing the hot hand. It’s his own ego & incompetence that inked that $40m contract for an average QB at best & he knows it!
    Jerry isn’t the genius he ALWAYS claim’s to be!

  2. In normal circumstances you would play Rush cause if Dak loses, this will backfire on Jerry. Here is the thing. These aren’t normal circumstances. Cowboys defense isn’t normal. It’s a beast that wrecks havoc. Not taking away from Cooper Rush cause he has been an amazing bus driver. This defense is capable of carrying Dak as he knocks off his rust. Philly doesn’t stand a chance against that defense.

  3. It is pretty obvious how this is going to play out.

    Cooper Rush will play okay, but the Eagles win by 12-15 points. Despite the 4-1 record, as a result of this the media will be able to spin how you have to go to Dak now.

  4. Dallas needs to be very cautious, about trying to get Dak to play if he’s not a 100%. I’m not sure about this scenario, but I would let Cooper Rush be the starter, and if he’s struggling then, MAYBE???. Might want to let Dak come in as a backup if needed. It’s only a theory and suggestions. But then again, the team needs to do what’s best. This is a big division rivalry game,and sole possession of the division. But we need to be careful how the team plays their players. Play it safe with caution.

  5. when dak got hurt and they didn’t place him on the ir jerry said this:
    “If we thought he wasn’t going to be ready to go until after four games, we would put him on IR. We’re not doing that,” Jones told The Fan. “We think he can come in and play, so we don’t want to not have him out there practicing. We want him getting prepared and we’ll see how he handles this thing, how it heals, mainly his strength, how he can grip the ball, [will determine] what his status is. That’s not [being] an optimist. The proof is that we got a good surgery, got good technique and feel better about it than we did Sunday night.”

    just shows that jerral uses a lot of words to say nothing.

  6. I can’t wait for Dakota to start and then for the team to lose with him behind center. I give the Dallas fans two games before they boo Dakota off the field.

  7. Zero reason to rush Dak back give it a few more weeks. The kid is playing great why not see how it plays out? But of course DR. Jerruh cannot help himself so they will put him in next week I’m sure.

  8. Since the day that Dak turned down Jerry’s contract officer and decided to go to contract war (which he won) he has a .500 record. He’s an average quarterback.

  9. bobcobb301, the Eagles are going to win by 12-15 points? They’re going to hold Dallas to a touchdown? This entire season the most points they have allowed is 19. No team has scored 20+ points and that includes both teams that were in the last Super Bowl.

  10. Excuse my ignorance if a full week of practice means Wednesday thru Saturday in the nfl. Seems a no brainer to me if a full week of practice prior to playing is mandated, that means not playing this Sunday. Zero controversy.

  11. jerrysglassescleaner says:
    October 11, 2022 at 5:05 pm
    In normal circumstances you would play Rush cause if Dak loses, this will backfire on Jerry. Here is the thing. These aren’t normal circumstances. Cowboys defense isn’t normal. It’s a beast that wrecks havoc. Not taking away from Cooper Rush cause he has been an amazing bus driver. This defense is capable of carrying Dak as he knocks off his rust. Philly doesn’t stand a chance against that defense.
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    Lol – typical cowboys fans overreacting. You have to remember, Rams and bengals (at that time) are struggling. 49ers beat the rams worse. The other two victories were against commanders and giants.
    If they beat eagles we all can start taking cowboys more seriously.

  12. Typical Eagles fans watching their team play a Pop Warner schedule through 5 games and making plans for a Super Bowl victory parade.

  13. Cowboy fans about to get a little wake up call when eagles blow them out. But good comes out of it cause then dak can come back with zero pressure afterwards.

  14. If Dak starts and Dallas wins, that will be the end of the quarterback debate. But if Dak starts and they lose to the Eagles on national television?….OH MAN!!!! That’s going to be a lot of fun!

  15. Michael E says:
    October 11, 2022 at 6:32 pm
    bobcobb301, the Eagles are going to win by 12-15 points? They’re going to hold Dallas to a touchdown? This entire season the most points they have allowed is 19. No team has scored 20+ points and that includes both teams that were in the last Super Bowl.
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    If Rush starts no way the cowboys score more than 10 points against the eagles. He has yet to lead his team to more than 2 Touchdowns all season. Both of last years superbowl teams are below.500. Maybe Rush can be the Trent Dilfer for this defense but let’s not pretend that he is anything more than a decent backup.

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