Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones recommends early this week that starting midfielder Dak Prescott could return from thumb injury he suffered a Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as early as Week 4.
For now, however, the Cooper Rush sub has been fixed at the top of the depth chart and should get the nod for the upcoming game at the New York Giants 2-0 following Dallas’ 20-17 win over Dallas. Cincinnati Bengals. Every Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Jones teased on Thursday that he wouldn’t mind Rush playing well enough in Prescott’s absence to create some quarterback controversy for head coach Mike McCarthy.
“Wouldn’t that be something if you had a dilemma about your path? You would have done it if he had 10 wins,” Jones explained. “The same thing happened to Prescott. I think so.”
Jones later asserted that such a potential for distraction would be a positive if only because it meant Dallas was winning the deep games in the fall.
Alper points out that Prescott became a Dallas QB1 rookie in 2016 because Tony Romo suffered a back injury, which eventually made Romo recognize Work began for Prescott in November of that year. Prescott probably won’t make it through Halloween this time around, but Jones still deserves some credit for another headline-making quote before a major department struggle: