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Mike McCarthy Announces Official Dak Prescott Update On Friday

Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys

Could Dak Prescott be behind center when the Dallas Cowboys face the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football?

It sounds like the possibility is still alive.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that Prescott did more than scheduled during the team's Thursday practice, his second straight day throwing to receivers. 

McCarthy also said Prescott will work out prior to Sunday's game, presumably to test whether he's able to take the field.

"Mike McCarthy on Dak Prescott: 'He did more than scheduled (yesterday), which is clearly a good sign.' He has some soreness today. McCarthy said Dak will workout before the game Sunday night." -- Jon Machota

McCarthy acknowledged that Prescott experienced some soreness Friday, but still called his practice participation "a good sign."

Prescott has missed the Cowboys' past four games after undergoing surgery on his right thumb last month. Cooper Rush has performed admirably in his absence, leading the Cowboys to wins in all four games. McCarthy said earlier this week that the Cowboys would prepare as if Rush will start Sunday.

But even Rush has acknowledged that, as soon as Prescott is healthy enough to play, the starting job will be his again. If he gets the green light to return Sunday night, it would figure to boost the Cowboys' chances in the rivalry showdown.