Dak Prescott Injury Updates

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) isn't listed on the final injury report. It's confirmation that he'll start Sunday's game against the Eagles. Prescott is reportedly dealing with an AC joint injury in his right shoulder, though, and only did some light throwing on Friday this week. It obviously adds lots of risk to his Week 16 fantasy profile -- although there's upside in this matchup vs. Philly's burnable CBs.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott told reporters on Thursday that he'll play against the Eagles this weekend, despite the AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder. "I'm getting better," he said. "Simple as that. Mobility and function, it's all improving. That's the key. That's the goal. I'll be good to go Sunday." Prescott didn't throw on Thursday and said that he might not throw until Saturday. He also revealed that he suffered this same injury multiple times in college. "I haven't had it in 4 years. You forget the pain level," he said. "You've got to get used to that again, but it's fine ... Nothing I can't deal with." We'll continue to keep a close eye on Prescott, but he's shaping up as a risk/reward Week 16 fantasy play.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott suffered an AC joint injury in his throwing shoulder in the 1st quarter of Sunday's win over the Rams. Prescott never left that game but attempted just 20 passes over the final 3-and-a-half quarters. HC Jason Garrett said Wednesday that an MRI revealed no structural damage to the shoulder but that Prescott is "not very functional at the moment." Garrett also stopped short of guaranteeing that Prescott will play against the Eagles this weekend, although ESPN's Ed Werder reports that Prescott is expected to play. We'll keep a close eye on the situation over the next few days -- but we just moved Prescott and his WRs down the Week 16 Rankings.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott injured the index finger on his right hand and sprained his left hand in Thursday night's game in Chicago, HC Jason Garrett said. Garrett expects Prescott to be "fine" for Week 15, but we'll need to keep an eye on him. Prescott completed a season-low 55% of his passes in that loss to Chicago.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Cowboys WRs Amari Cooper (quad) and Randall Cobb (hip, back) are expected to play against the Eagles tonight. It's a surprising turnaround for Cooper, who seemed unlikely to play most of the week until returning to a limited practice on Friday. It's safe to assume that he won't be at 100% tonight, though, and we saw last week that he's at risk of aggravating the quad injury. Consider Cooper a risk/reward WR2 for Week 7. OTs Tyron Smith (ankle) and La'El Collins (knee) are also expected to play tonight, per Schefter, so QB Dak Prescott's stock is on the rise.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (hand) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll start Sunday's game against the Giants -- and we're not expecting the hand to be an issue. Still, Prescott is a shaky QB1 after failing to reach 180 passing yards in 5 of his last 6 games.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott downplayed the throwing-hand injury he suffered in Thursday night’s win over the Redskins. “It’s good,” Prescott said afterward. “I’m fine.” Prescott got a quick X-ray in the locker room during the game that came back clean, but his hand was noticeably swollen. It’ll be a situation to monitor when Dallas returns to practice next week.

Cowboys LT Tyron Smith is active for today's game against the Chargers after missing the past 2 games with his back injury. That's good news for QB Dak Prescott, who posted 2 of his 3 worst outings all season over the past 2 weeks.

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that "everything is looking great" in QB Tony Romo's recovery from his August back injury. Romo threw some passes in warm-ups before the Week 2 game at Washington, though the team has yet to give an expected return date. The Oct. 30 meeting with Philadelphia -- which follows the Cowboys' bye -- might be a realistic target. We'll certainly keep an eye for any updates on Romo's status and return. In the meantime, Dak Prescott remains a relevant fantasy QB -- especially in a positive Week 3 home matchup with the Bears.

Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys website reports that the team is expected to place QB Tony Romo on IR/designated to return. That would make the QB eligible to return to practice after 6 weeks and play in a game 2 weeks after his practice return. That stands roughly in line with the expected injury timeline. Look for Romo to miss the 1st half of the season. We'll see beyond that. He's OK to stash in an IR spot but not otherwise worth rostering in common-sized leagues.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back, per ESPN. HC Jason Garrett said there’s a “whole range” of possibilities about when his QB will return, but it’s not considered a season-ending injury. Any games Romo misses opens the door for preseason darling Dak Prescott to start. Through 3 preseason weeks, he's posted 454 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs and a 78% completion rate.

UPDATE: A source tells Pro Football Talk that Romo's expected to miss 6-10 weeks. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport doesn't expect Romo back until mid-season. He's certainly hands off in fantasy drafts, while Prescott enters the map as a back-end QB2.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott drew the start in Saturday night's preseason opener with QB Tony Romo taking the night off. And the 4th-round rookie was uber-impressive. He completed 10 of 12 passes for 139 yards and 2 TD. One of the incompletions was an obvious drop; the other a borderline drop. Prescott's scores went to WR Dez Bryant from 10 yards out and WR Terrance Williams on a beautiful 32-yard toss. Dallas has reportedly been in the market for a backup QB after losing Kellen Moore to a broken right ankle. But Prescott's showing might have the Cowboys tapping the brakes. We'll see if he can follow it up with another strong performance in the 2nd exhibition. Prescott is a strong stash in dynasty leagues. Romo is 36 years old with a lengthy injury history.

 
 
 

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