DAK’S NOT READY, SO RUSH WILL QB AGAINST EAGLES, COWBOYS SAY!

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.

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