Jerry Jones shares latest on Dak Prescott, what QB needs to do to return
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has yet to return to the field after undergoing thumb surgery on September 12.
When asked if Prescott will be ready for Week 5, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remained uncertain about the former Mississippi State standout.
“I don’t have any way, have no way, by talking to a doctor or even by talking with Dak, I have no way to assess whether he’s going to be able to play this week,” Jones said after Sunday’s Dallas game, per ProFootballTalk.
Prescott has missed 3 games with injury, and the Cowboys have managed to go 3-0 in his absence. When asked if the solid play of fill-in QB Cooper Rush would impact the return of Prescott, Jones said, “There’s no thought about that”.
Jones mentioned that the bone in Prescott’s hand does not need to be fully healed in order for the QB to return, but he does need to be able to grip the ball. “I know that he does need to be able to grip and control the ball, and he does need to do that so that the pain won’t keep him from doing it, so I don’t know if that’s going to happen [this week] or not”, said Jones.
While the Cowboys certainly miss their star QB, it has to be comforting that Rush has kept the team afloat.