The Dallas Cowboys suffered more than one loss during their Week 1 setback to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a hand injury that would require a surgical procedure to correct the issue. The initial timeline for a return to action on the field was slated for approximately eight weeks, meaning that backup Cooper Rush was now the main man under center for the Cowboys.
Prescott recently had had the stitches removed from his surgically-repaired right thumb, and he's eying a return to action far sooner than his initial diagnosis.
"He was going to go talk to the doctor right after and hopefully get the green light to start gripping and throwing the football again," ESPN's Lisa Salters said on the "Monday Night Football" broadcast. "When I asked him when he’s thinking he might be back, he said, ‘A couple of weeks and I’m counting this as one of them.’ Those were his words."
Meanwhile, Prescott revealed that he "wouldn't rule out" playing this weekend.
The Cowboys host the Commanders at AT&T Stadium on Sunday afternoon, where they'll look to improve to 3-1 on the season.