By Sarah Paley
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will throw passes today for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right thumb a month ago, but he is expected to miss his fifth straight game Sunday night against the Eagles.
“We are preparing for Cooper [Rush] to start against the Eagles,” coach Mike McCarthy said today.
McCarthy said Prescott will go through the quarterback school (a pre-practice walkthrough just for the QBs) and go through some individual drills but not take part in any of the practice.
McCarthy said he does not anticipate Prescott wearing a splint for added protection.
“I think we’re still in the medical rehab phase,” McCarthy said. “So once he clears this phase and he’s fully activated, then I think that’s when we have our conversation.”
Prescott had surgery on Sept. 12 — a day after the Cowboys’ season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While owner and general manager Jerry Jones said there was hope that Prescott could return within four weeks — and did not put the quarterback on injured reserve — that was always the most optimistic view. The timetable for a return was between four to six weeks after he had a plate inserted into stabilize the thumb.