Dak Prescott addresses his availability for this week
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Dak Prescott has confirmed that he is planning to return this week. Prescott, who fractured his finger in Week 1, appears to have recovered from a finger surgery. On Sunday Night Football, the Cowboys suffered a 26-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
After the game, Prescott was asked whether his intention was to return in Week 7 versus the Lions. "That's my plan," Prescott said, per ESPN. "Obviously, got to see the doc, but, yeah, that's kind of my plan." The Cowboys' goal was to give Prescott a full week of practice before giving him the green light to suit up in a game.
"I plan on going into this week and trying to get my full week of practice," Prescott said.
Prescott praises Cooper Rush
After Prescott went down injured, Rush stepped up and helped the Cowboys win four consecutive games.
This past week, the Cowboys suffered their first loss with Rush as their starting quarterback. After leading the Cowboys to four wins and one loss while Prescott was sidelined, Rush earned a praise from the team's starting quarterback.
"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." Prescott initially targeted to return in Week 5 versus the Los Angeles Rams.
"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." The Cowboys own a 4-2 record through the first six games of the season.
This week, the Cowboys will be aiming to win their fifth game of the season when they host the Lions. Going into the game, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is happy to have Prescott back. "We're ready to get 4 back. As long as he's healthy and ready to go, it will be good to get him back."