Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said that Dak Prescott is unlikely to return this week against the Los Angeles Rams. Prescott, who sustained a fractured finger in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, said last week he's targeting to return In Week 5.
On Tuesday, Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan. During his appearance, Jones revealed Prescott's grip on a football is just not there yet. With that being said, Cooper Rush is likely to get his fourth consecutive start.
"Well I know that it's better, and I know he's going to go out there every day and make progress to be able to grip the football," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday. "I don't know that you could ask for better news technically, physically.
All of those things are all go. As we go by each day, considering the injury and the location of the injury, I don't know that you could make any more progress (but) there's some things about healing that I usually say only the man upstairs knows how that works.
But he'll have a big week and he'll be hard on himself getting ready to go. It's not well enough to play."
The Cowboys want Prescott to get some practice before returning
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy also addressed Prescott's situation.
When addressing the media, coach McCarthy suggested he would prefer Prescott to have a full week of practice before he goes out to play a game. "I mean we're not talking about being out one week here, you know?" McCarthy said.
Cowboys owner Jones also suggested he wants Prescott to get some good practice before he returns. "We need to have that process before we [go] in a ballgame. Can't eliminate the week's work and be ready to go, especially not at quarterback."
With Prescott sidelined, Rush has led the Cowboys to three consecutive wins. The Cowboys suffered a 19-3 loss in Week 1 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since then, they have won three consecutive games. This Sunday, Rush wrote Cowboys history.
Rush, who started one game for the Cowboys last season, is the first quarterback in Cowboys history to win all of his four starts. This Sunday, the Cowboys are set for a tough challenge. In Los Angeles, the Rams will be hosting the Cowboys. It remains to be seen if Rush can lead the Cowboys to another victory and a 4-1 record.