Dak Prescott can’t yet grip well enough to play

For the lengthy haul, Jerry Jones has tapped the brakes.

Forget the Dallas Cowboys’ win streak, omit Cooper Rush’s 4-0 occupation document as a starter, omit the Cowboys staff proprietor’s self-created controversy over who may quarterback his staff later in 2022.

Tuesday morning, Jones informed Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan he can’t envision various wins or stage of efficiency that might instructed him to anoint Rush over seven-year professional Dak Prescott.

“No, no, no,” Jones mentioned Tuesday morning. “As I see it right today.”

When Prescott recovers sufficiently from a fracture close to the thumb of his proper throwing hand, he’s going to reclaim his throne as franchise quarterback.

Has that point arrived? It seems no longer.

Prescott is scheduled to meet with a physician Tuesday, 3 weeks and an afternoon following the surgical restore of his throwing thumb, in keeping with head trainer Mike McCarthy. Prescott had a sew got rid of from his thumb Sept. 26, pronouncing later within the week that whilst he may flippantly throw, he was once no longer yet throwing with function.

The Cowboys need him to undergo a complete week of preparation sooner than he returns to play, McCarthy mentioned Monday afternoon. Until Prescott takes first-team snaps and entirely participates in practices main up to a competition, Rush will proceed his stint in aid.

Jones has reiterated that grip energy moderately than reinjury is the most important fear.

Can Prescott grip a soccer?

“No, not well enough to play,” Jones mentioned Tuesday.

Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones quashed any notion, even self-created, that Dak Prescott will resume his duties as the starting quarterback once fully healthy. But he isn't yet. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

Cowboys staff proprietor Jerry Jones quashed any perception, even self-created, that Dak Prescott will resume his tasks because the beginning quarterback as soon as totally wholesome. But he is not yet. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

In 3 begins, Rush has finished 61.8% of passes for 673 yards, 4 touchdowns, no turnovers and a 100.1 ranking.

Prescott struggled within the season opener, finishing simply 48.3% of passes for 134 yards and an interception vs. a feisty Tampa Bay Buccaneers protection.

But he’s compiled a 53-33 document in seven years, finishing 66.4% of throws for 22,217 yards and 143 touchdowns to 51 interceptions. Prescott’s occupation ranking is 98.2, together with a 104.2 mark and 37:10 touchdown-to-interception line closing season. He’s additionally extra cell than Rush, having rushed for 1,471 yards and 25 touchdowns as a professional.

The Cowboys talk over with the Super Bowl protecting champion Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The following week, they commute to face their NFC East rival and the NFL’s lone undefeated staff, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jones declined to rule out Prescott for this week’s festival towards the Rams despite the fact that expectation is that the $40 million quarterback won’t yet go back.

“I know that he’s going to go out there every day and make progress toward being able to grip the ball,” Jones mentioned of Prescott. “I don’t know that you could ask for better news technically, physically, how it’s responding and healing so to speak.”

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