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Report: Dak Prescott has a ‘chance’ to play in Week 5

We break down the news that Dak Prescott has a thumb injury. What it means for Week 4 and beyond.

Friday update: The Cowboys have officially ruled out Prescott for Week 4. Cooper Rush will get the start again.

Thursday update: Prescott has a “chance” to play in Week 5, per Josina Anderson. That date is still iffy, but he should be close by then.

Wednesday update: Prescott was listed as a DNP on the first injury report of the week. The team has two more practice sessions for Dak to get in some work.

Tuesday update: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had his weekly Tuesday radio spot and said that QB Dak Prescott should be able to play in a week or two, per RJ Ochoa. Jones said it will be dependent on whether he can grip and throw the ball and they don’t know that yet. The Cowboys return to practice on Wednesday.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had surgery on his thumb after a Week 1 injury. Initial reports had Prescott out around 8 weeks, but post surgery, expectations got better. The team ended up not placing him on I.R., which would have kept him out at least four weeks. Prescott is throwing with a splint on at the moment, and on Monday Night Football he told Lisa Salters that he’s not ruling out a return as early as Week 4 when they face the Commanders.

Fantasy football implications

Prescott is of course an upgrade over Cooper Rush, so as soon as he returns, the whole offense gets a boost. The chances of him returning in Week 4 are likely slim, but a return in Week 5 against the Rams is starting to look like a real possibility. We’ll likely start hearing more chatter about what he’s doing on the practice field this week and see where things go from there.