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Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Determined to Play Sunday



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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says that quarterback Dak Prescott, who has missed the past five games, will be able to return to the field on Sunday as the Cowboys take on the Detroit Lions, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.

Prescott has been recovering from a fractured right thumb and Jones said that the veteran signal caller is “determined” to play.

“Well, let’s just say this: He’s determined to [play],” Jones said during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “I think he’s, from my perspective, from what I can know and see, I think he’s going to get there. We feel like that physically, he’s at a position that the risk/reward justifies him being out there in terms of any reoccurrence of the injury.”

Jones said Prescott had a “very impressive” throwing session prior to Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia, and Prescott said after the game that his plan to play against the Lions.

“The final threshold is always return to play, but then there’s the timing. That’s for any position,” McCarthy said Monday. “When you look at players who are returned to play, they’re cleared medically to play, but if you don’t feel the timing is quite there, they may need another week. That’s why if you look at the regimentation of how we’ve been bringing Dak back, obviously following the medical process of it, we’ve been trying to do as much throwing, particularly the individual routes on air, as much as we can. I think we’ve checked the boxes.”

“I think he’s got a good chance to get out there,” Jones said.

“We’ll get to do anything that we want to do,” Jones said. “No one is more prepared. No one has spent more hours preparing to play a football game than Dak. I think we’ve got it all there, the full repertoire. I don’t think there will be any limitations on anything we do.”


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