Late in the Dallas Cowboys‘ win over the New England Patriots back in Week 6, quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a calf strain. Luckily, the team had its bye last weekend, giving him extra time to recover, but he’s still working back towards 100-percent of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
In a very good sign for his availability, Prescott practiced on Wednesday. Head coach Mike McCarthy says that his banged up calf had a “good response,” and he should participate on a limited basis again on Thursday.
“We’re trying to push it as far as we can right now,” McCarthy added, via Cowboys beat writer Michael Gehlken. Cooper Rush would step in if Prescott is not ready to go on Sunday, while the team is debating making Will Grier active as a third-stringer, just in case.
Dak Prescott is off to a sensational start to his season, after missing most of last year to his brutal season-ending ankle injury. He’s completing over 73-percent of his throws for 1,813 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions through six games.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (calf) had a “good response to the work he did yesterday,” coach Mike McCarthy said. On a similar plan today: rehab work and then evaluate from there. Seeing a “measured” number of team-drill reps. “We’re trying to push it as far as we can right now.” pic.twitter.com/RRriMkKAfF
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 28, 2021
The Dallas Cowboys have won five straight games, after falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener by two points. They have a pretty tight hold of the NFC East at this point.
Right now, the line for Sunday’s game is pretty tight given the uncertainty around Prescott. SI Sportsbook has Dallas as a 1.5-point road favorite against the Vikings.
The two teams will meet on Sunday Night Football, kicking off at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.
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