Report: Dak Prescott expected to miss 6-7 games


Dak Prescott is out of surgery to repair his fractured right thumb. He can now begin to heal and then rehabilitate the injury.

Prescott is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, according to multiple reports, and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports the Cowboys are targeting their quarterback’s return for the Oct. 30 game against the Bears or after their bye, Nov. 13 against the Packers. . .

If that deadline is met, Prescott will miss six or seven games.

Until then, Cooper Rush will start for the Cowboys with Will Grier as a backup. The Cowboys will sign a third quarterback, likely on the practice squad.

“We’re working on it,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said of signing a third quarterback. “Frankly, I just left Jerry (Jones) and Will (McClay) and Stephen (Jones). They’ve been working on it all morning. They’ve been in meetings. We’re having several discussions right now.”

The Cowboys host the Bengals, travel to the Giants, host Washington, play the Rams, travel to Philadelphia and host the Lions in their next six games before the game against the Bears.

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