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Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott Takes Surprising Step In His Recovery

Start 'em, Sit 'em Week 2: Dak Prescott

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a significant hand injury in the team's Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The initial belief is that he would miss a significant portion of the 2022 season. However, Jerry Jones has indicated otherwise. 

Earlier this week, the Cowboys owner suggested Prescott could return in as soon as two weeks. Too good to be true, right? Maybe not. 

Prescott is back on the practice field this Thursday afternoon. He's not throwing footballs or taking any snaps, but it's a big step in his recovery. 

It appears entirely possible that the franchise quarterback is back as early as Week 4 or 5. 

"Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is back on practice field, gripping and throwing a training ball. Not throwing footballs yet or taking snaps, 10 days removed from surgery on right thumb fracture. But this is part of him building toward quick return. As early as Week 4 or 5, team says," said Michael Gehlken.

This is simply stunning. The initial belief is that Dak Prescott would be out until mid- to late-October. Now it appears he could return in just a week or two. 

Until then, Cooper Rush will run the show in Dallas. He led the Cowboys to a big team win over the Bengals last Sunday. 

Rush and the Cowboys battle the New York Giants next Monday night.