Dak Prescott won’t face it. Giants Monday night, but the CowboysThe quarterback is making headlines before his start. Prescott confirmed his teammates had the stitches removed from his right thumb, which had been surgically repaired hours before they hosted the Giants.
Monday was the second game Prescott has missed since suffering a broken thumb in the Cowboys’ season-opening loss. Buccaneers. Before throwing the ball during pregame warmups, Prescott gave an update on his recovery and plans to return to the field.
“Two weeks, and I count this week as one,” Prescott told ESPN’s Lisa Salters. Commanders.
Prescott’s ability to handle the ball will determine when he returns to the field. The Cowboys declined to put Prescott on injured reserve following the injury and hope to have him back on the field in early-to-mid October.
“We want him to be considered for the next four games,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said 105.3 Fan Two days after Prescott got the injury.
Dallas won its first game without Prescott, a 20-17 victory Bengals This saw backup quarterback Cooper Rush engineer a late, game-winning drive. Despite completing less than 60% of his attempts this season, Rush took care of the ball and helped the Cowboys boast the league’s most efficient red zone offense heading into Monday night’s game.
On Monday night, Rush and the Cowboys will face a Giants defense that ranks eighth in the league in points and passing yards allowed, first in third-down efficiency and sixth in red zone efficiency. The Giants are less than stellar against the run, but they are currently 21st in the league in rushing yards allowed.