Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is encouraged with the progress of quarterback Dak Prescott as he continues his recovery from thumb surgery.
Prescott has missed the Cowboys’ last four games — all wins — after injuring his thumb in the season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been a part of the “rehab group” since undergoing surgery on Sept. 12.
“Dak had a good day (on Wednesday),” McCarthy said. “He threw post-practice. It went well. The plan today is to have him participate in the quarterback school drills and he will throw again in post-practice.”
When asked why it was post-practice and not during practice, McCarthy was quick with a response.
“We’re preparing to get ready for a game, and he’s still in the rehab phase,” he said.
Cooper Rush is in line to make his fifth straight start for Dallas (4-1), which could pull even atop the NFC East with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles (5-0) on Sunday night.
McCarthy also said linebacker Micah Parsons “will do a little more today” as he attempts to work his past a groin injury.
Parsons received NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Wednesday after he recorded two sacks and five tackles in the Cowboys’ 22-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Parsons shares the NFL lead with six sacks on the season.
–Field Level Media