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Dak Prescott Eyeing Week 7 Return



Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is eyeing a return to the field from a fractured right thumb in Week 7 when the Cowboys are scheduled to take on the Detroit Lions at home, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.

Prescott has missed the past five games after suffering the injury in the Cowboys season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prescott underwent surgery back on September 12th, with an initial 4-6 week timetable.

“That’s my plan,” Prescott said following the Cowboys loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. “Obviously, got to see the doc, but, yeah, that’s kind of my plan.”

“I plan on going into this week and trying to get my full week of practice,” Prescott said.

“I’ve done that much over the last couple of days, and it was just as planned,” Prescott said. “Felt as good as it did [Saturday]. So, yeah, just on track.”

Prescott also spoke about the team’s success with Cooper Rush under center during his absence.

“I mean, I never really had any doubt that the team wouldn’t do what they just did,” Prescott said. “Obviously, y’all know me, [I’m] very optimistic. Got a lot of pride in this team, know the guys that are on this team, the defense, know what Cooper is capable of. So, yeah, obviously disappointed I couldn’t be with the guys along what, the past five weeks, I guess. But excited to move forward and happy as hell with the position that we’re in, and we can get rolling.”

“When you get your starting quarterback back [it’s great]” Cowboys guard Zack Martin said. “But Coop, I can’t say enough of what he’s done for us this year. We talked about it after that first game that we’ve got to right the ship while [No.] 4 is out. I think Coop answered the bell and did just that. He’s done a great job. But obviously, when Dak’s ready to go, he’ll be ready to go.”

Prescott was hoping to return sooner, but the injury didn’t allow for it.

“I had plans; [the] bone didn’t have the same plan,” Prescott said. “So that got pushed back, but that was me being eager. That was nothing different from what were the doctor’s plans, the trainers’ plans. As I said, the plan now is to go next week, and let’s see if I can do that.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.