Talk about a good problem to have.
Prescott, who has missed the last four games after suffering a fractured right thumb in the season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is mentally ready to return. Dak met with his doctors on Tuesday and plans to throw the football today.
“I’m day by day,” Prescott told reporters in the post-game locker room. “There’s a lot of growth right now. We’re up hill, things are happening fast. Taking it day by day, when I can do more than the next day. We’ll just keep pushing like that.”
Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that the only question he has concerning his starting quarterback is Prescott’s grip on the ball and his ability to “spin it.”
Prescott has done some light throwing and rehab work since getting the stitches removed Oct. 4, but has yet to cut it loose.
“Can he zip the ball there and make the throw?” Jones asked rhetorically. “We’ll start working on that Wednesday real hard.”
“Well, let’s just put it like this … He’s got to spin the ball,” Jones continued with his medical and rehab expertise,” Jones said. “He’s got to really spin the ball. And just think about it, put your hand down on something that would be the equivalent of a football. Try to do that without thumb strength. Try to spin that ball. Try to direct the ball without thumb strength if you’re really giving it a proper thumb. You can’t do it.”
Jerry is confident having Dak back will only improve their chances of winning.
“Do we need that extra spurt to make the game-winning play at quarterback,” Jones asked himself. “Yes we do. Thank goodness, we are in a situation where we have not had to have that dimension. When we get him back, that’ll be a real additive. We’ll be a mess [for NFL teams to deal with] if we can keep playing defense like this.”
The Cowboys D is currently second in league in sacks with 20 and is third in scoring, giving up just 14.4 points game.
Backup Cooper Rush has helped lead the Cowboys to four straight wins. But what happens if they lose with Dak? Now that’s going to be a mess to deal with.
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