Cowboys QB Dak Prescott to wear headset, assist Cooper Rush during game vs. Bengals – NFL.com

  • September 18, 2022

NFL Media Insider
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will miss today’s game against the Bengals, but he will still have a presence Sunday against Cincinnati.
The injured starter will be on the sidelines with a headset on, serving as valuable eyes and ears for now-starter Cooper Rush.
Essentially, team sources say, Prescott will be filling Rush’s usual role on game days. Prescott will listen to the play calls, watch the action, then weigh in with Rush on the sidelines as Rush’s own personal QB coach. Prescott will help break down plays on the tablet and communicate important issues on the field.
Prescott was also seen at practice this week and sources say he’s been in all the game plan meetings. While he’ll miss his first game since Week 8 last year — a game Rush started and won — Prescott has been just as involved as ever in the building and with the QBs.
For today’s game, as one observer mentioned, Prescott will be up and down the sidelines bringing energy to his teammates.
As for his health, Prescott’s return is still to be determined.
Prescott had surgery on Monday to repair a thumb metacarpal fracture, with Dr. Thomas Diliberti at the Texas Hand & Arm Center performing the procedure. While a loose timeline of 6-8 weeks had been discussed before surgery, the team knew a firm timeline would come following the procedure.
That, sources say, is now best described as 4-6 weeks. NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero has reported Prescott’s return could come as soon as Oct. 16 versus the Eagles.
The post-surgery result was better than expected. The fracture was clean and there is no joint involvement in the break, sources say.
Prescott had a plate and screws inserted for a solid fixation. The first priority is allowing the wound to heal, which should take 7-10 days. It then will take 10 days to two weeks to reduce swelling.
That’s why the Cowboys won’t know anything about his potential return for a few weeks — those steps and how smoothly it goes are essential.
Next, it’s grip strength for 2-3 weeks, with the focus on Prescott’s ability to grip an NFL football well enough to throw a pass in a game.
While he recovers, Prescott can be in a jersey at practice because he’s not on injured reserve. Could he actually play in four weeks like Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hopes? That seems awfully fast, even with the Cowboys saying Prescott is a quick healer.
All of that will play out, as Dallas focuses on one stage at a time in Prescott’s recovery.
“Everyone feels good about the surgery that Dak went through from the medical perspective,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said this week. “These next 7-10 days he’s in a healing stage. Let’s get over that hurdle first.”
Follow Ian Rapoport on Twitter.
Sky Sports Neil Reynolds ranks every team in the league form 1 to 32
49ers quarterback Trey Lance suffered a fractured ankle that will require season-ending surgery, coach Kyle Shanahan announced Sunday.
Following Sunday’s Week 2 loss to the Patriots, Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky reacts to the chants he heard from Pittsburgh fans wanting rookie Kenny Pickett to play.
Arizona State fired football coach Herm Edwards in his fifth season following an ugly home loss to Eastern Michigan and a lingering NCAA investigation into illegal recruiting practices.
You won’t want to miss a moment of the 2022 season!
NFL+ gives you the freedom to watch LIVE out-of-market preseason games, LIVE local and primetime regular season and postseason games on your phone or tablet, the best NFL programming on-demand, and MORE!
© 2022 NFL Enterprises LLC. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. NFL footage © NFL Productions LLC.

source

jjjdgtteeffdde jjjdgtteeffdde jjjdgtteeffdde jjjdgtteeffdde jjjdgtteeffdde jjjdgtteeffdde jjjdgtteeffdde jjjdgtteeffdde jjjdgtteeffdde jjjdgtteeffdde