The Cowboys are out to a 5-1 start, four games in the loss column better than all three of their division rivals. Their Sunday opponent, the Minnesota Vikings, are 3-3, and struggling to get a foothold. Obviously, the Cowboys are in trouble on Sunday if Prescott can’t go, but this Week 7 game doesn’t supercede the importance of the whole season.
Prescott said he “pushed it” in practice today. When asked if he’d be ready to go if this was a playoff game, he said “100 percent.” Of course, that isn’t the case, and the Cowboys are rightfully taking every precaution with their franchise QB.
He says he expects to know his Saturday on Saturday, before the team makes its trip up to Minnesota. If he can’t go, Cooper Rush will make his first career start. He hasn’t attempted a pass since the 2017 season.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said that he believes his availability Sunday vs. Vikings will be a Saturday decision, made before the team’s “launch practice” in Frisco and flight to Minnesota.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 28, 2021
Dak Prescott suffered his calf strain on a game-winning overtime touchdown throw to CeeDee Lamb in Week 6 against the New England Patriots. The team had its bye last week, allowing Prescott to work his way back.
The reports from this week’s practices have been encouraging. Today, he “did not appear to be laboring with the calf strain” during change of direction drills, per ESPN’s Todd Archer. That’s clearly a good sign.
Cowboys-Vikings is on Sunday Night Football this week.
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