Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has confirmed that he will return to action in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos. Prescott missed last week's game against the Minnesota Vikings due to a right calf injury. Prescott was replaced by Cooper Rush, who led the Cowboys to a big road win over the Vikings.
"Safe to say," Prescott said, per ESPN. Rush exceeded espectations in his first start for the Cowboys. "Last week was great for Coop to come in and for us to kind of keep the momentum rolling when he wasn't out there," guard Zack Martin said, "but [Prescott] looks great and he looks ready to go."
Prescott focused on taking good care of his body
"I don't want to say older because I'm only six years into this thing, but as I get more experience, I spend more time taking care of my body," Prescott said.
"Just being very purposeful in that. I feel good. Out there, I'm not thinking about the leg. I'm not thinking about anything but the game plan and preparing myself." The plan was to play Prescott against the Vikings but the team made the decision to rule out the quarterback for the an hour and a half before the start of the game.
"Every opportunity that we get to go out there, you don't get many of them, you want to take advantage of it. But in the same sense, I got over it quick," Prescott said. "I knew the perspective. I knew where we were coming from and this is a long journey.
And we are a team that we can play for a long time. We can play into that last game, so I had to keep that in mind when the decision was made." Prescott insisted there's no way the Cowboys could keep him out for two games.
"No, they got their two weeks with the bye," he said, "so we'll give them that." In six games, Prescott has had some good workouts this week and he is hoping to be at his best when the Cowboys meet the Broncos.
"Be better," he said. "That's my expectation going into everything. I think I've had two good days of practice and continue to get better, put the final stamps on the game plan and go out there and be better than I was a couple of weeks ago against the Patriots."