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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (thumb) was out on the practice field Thursday "gripping and throwing a training ball," according to insider Michael Gehlken. Prescott isn't taking snaps or throwing yet, but he's clearly progressing well from surgery to repair his fractured right thumb. Prescott has not been placed on IR, and the Cowboys reportedly believe he could return for Week 4 or 5. We're skeptical but will continue to keep a close eye on his status.

The Cowboys now expect QB Dak Prescott to miss 4-6 weeks after he underwent surgery to repair a fractured thumb, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Earlier reports had Prescott's timeline at 6-8 weeks. The short end of this new timetable would have Prescott back for Week 6's game vs. the Eagles; the long end Week 8 vs. the Bears. Dallas does have a Week 9 bye, so it still wouldn't be a surprise to see Prescott held out until Week 10. We'll continue to monitor his rehab.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning that QB Dak Prescott isn't going on IR for his thumb injury because he believes the QB has a chance to return within the next 4 games. We'll assume this is based on more than just optimism or gut feeling for Jones. But we also wouldn't plan on using Prescott in fantasy football lineups anytime within that range.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Cowboys QB Dak Prescott had successful surgery Monday to "stabilize" his fractured right thumb. He's reportedly eyeing a return on either Oct. 30 vs. the Bears or Nov. 13 vs. the Packers. Dallas' bye falls in between those 2 games, which could factor into Prescott's return. We'll keep an eye on his status as the time draws nearer. For now, it's Cooper Rush taking over.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with his thumb injury, ESPN's Todd Archer reports. Prescott is meeting with a hand specialist on Monday, but the expectation is that he'll need a pin and plate inserted to stabilize his fractured joint. The short end of that 6-8 week timetable would have Prescott back for Week 8. But Dallas has a Week 9 bye, so Week 10 might be the most likely return date for Dak. His absence is obviously a big blow to all of the Cowboys' skill-position players. Prescott is cuttable in fantasy leagues without an IR spot.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is expected to miss "more than a month" with the right thumb fracture he suffered in Sunday night's loss to the Bucs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Prescott will have surgery on Monday. The team expects to have a firmer timetable for his return after the surgery. QB Cooper Rush is the next man up for the Cowboys. He went 7 of 13 for 64 yards in relief of Prescott on Sunday night and posted a 325-2-1 passing line in his lone full game last year. We'll see if Dallas makes an addition at QB.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says QB Dak Prescott needs surgery on his right thumb and will be out "a few weeks," according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. Prescott suffered the injury late in Sunday night's loss to the Buccaneers. It's obviously a huge loss for the Dallas offense, especially high profile fantasy pass-catchers WR CeeDee Lamb and TE Dalton Schultz. Cooper Rush is the backup, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Dallas try to make a move for another QB.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott left in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's game against the Buccaneers after taking 2 shots to his right hand. After getting the had checked on the sideline, he jogged to the locker room for further testing. We'll see about the extent of the issue. Cooper Rush came on in relief.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) isn’t listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He was limited on Thursday but was back to full participation on Friday. The ankle isn’t a concern heading into Sunday night’s opener vs. the Bucs.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was limited in Thursday's practice because of an ankle issue. "I'm good to go," he said afterward, according to The Athletic's Jon Machota. "I promise you I'm great." Sounds like we don't need to worry. But we'll be watching his status Friday and beyond, of course.

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith tore his left hamstring in Wednesday's practice, ESPN reports. That is expected to cost Smith "multiple months," which sounds like it could even wind up a season-ender. Losing Smith will obviously hurt Dallas in both run-blocking and pass protection. The team did play without him for 6 games last year, however, and 14 games the year before. Smith actually enters this year having missed 3+ contests in 6 consecutive seasons. It's not a killer to the fantasy football draft values for Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott and others. But's definitely an added hurdle.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Smith suffered an avulsion fracture of his left knee, which means "the hamstring tendon that sits at the back of the knee pulled off the bone." Smith will have surgery and won't play until at least December -- if at all this season.

How do the Cowboys feel about QB Dak Prescott's play this summer? “I thought he’s had his best camp that I’ve seen him have since he’s been a Cowboy,” VP Stephen Jones says, according to Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. “Velocity, his accuracy, the whole thing. Obviously, as the quarterbacks get older, they get better. The good ones do. They get better every year. There’s no question in my mind, I think he’s had his best training camp he’s ever had.” We're not altering our projections on praise from the team's front office, but it's certainly good to hear -- especially considering that Prescott has to deal with losing WR Amari Cooper and likely opening the year without WR Michael Gallup (ACL recovery). Prescott sits in low-QB1 territory in our fantasy football rankings and hasn't been a specific target of ours in drafting so far. But he has displayed the upside to outperform that level and is worth a look when he stays on the board into that range.

Jon Machota of The Athletic writes that Dallas’ O-line “has more question marks than it ever has in [Dak] Prescott’s career.” Of note, LT Tyron Smith has made only 13 appearances over the past 2 seasons. Overall, the O-line will be an area we monitor closely as Dallas enters preseason action.

Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said the team will utilize QB Dak Prescott's legs more in 2022. The plan is for Dallas to “put in more quarterback runs and quarterback movement plays," per beat writer Clarence Hill. Prescott’s healthier and quicker now that he's further removed from a 2020 ankle fracture. Currently, Dak checks in as a fringe QB1 for 2022.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has resumed throwing and is "fully recovered" from offseason surgery on his left shoulder, according to Rob Phillips of the team's official website. "Pumped up is the way I feel, the leg feels, arm feels, body feels. I'm excited," Prescott said. That non-throwing shoulder isn't a concern as we look ahead to the 2022 season. Dak is QB8 in early FFPC best-ball ADP.

Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said Tuesday that QB Dak Prescott underwent offseason shoulder surgery. Described as a "clean-up," the procedure was done on his left shoulder. Said McCarthy: ”It's not a concern. We have no concerns. He is doing well." Prescott will be a full-go for offseason activities, but this news is certainly worth filing away. Prescott finished as the QB6 last year, missing only 1 game.

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