The Dallas Cowboys will make their decision on Dak Prescott’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings for playing time, two sources told ESPN’s Ed Werder.
“We’ll literally take it in tomorrow [night]”, said a source.
Officially, Prescott is listed as questionable due to a sprained ankle he sustained in the battle-winning touchdown pass in overtime against the New England Patriots on October 17. include them in all the reviews.
The Cowboys underwent what they call their “launch” exercise, a fast-paced workout before flying to Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon.
On Thursday, Prescott said he would play, but that the decision would not be entirely his. Dallas will rely heavily on Prescott and Rehabilitation Director Britt Brown, who oversaw the quarterback’s comebacks from fractures and dislocation of his right ankle and the right latissimus strain he sustained in training camp before making a decision.
Although he would like to play, Prescott acknowledged that the decision should be based on what is best for an entire season. The Cowboys have won five games in a row and have a leading lead in the NFC East, but they are currently in fourth place in the conference playoffs after the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which they lost to in the season opener, and Arizona. Cardinals.
On Friday, coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott was sore after pushing his rehab work harder on Thursday.
“We are obviously in our seventh game. There is a lot of football left to play,” McCarthy said. “It’s definitely part of the decision, and we’re just giving him the time it takes to take it all in.”
If Prescott did not play, Cooper Rush would start the first start of his career and Will Grier would serve as backup. If Prescott starts, it is possible that the Cowboys will dress all three quarterbacks against the Vikings.
Rush took all the first-team photos in training this week, but he has only thrown three passes in his career and none since his rookie season in 2017.
“That’s what you work for as a player,” Rush said. “That’s what you want to do. You want to go out and play on Sunday. All your life you’ve been waiting to do that, and that’s what you’re working hard to prepare for. So it would mean a lot to go out there. with my teammates and continue with this thing that we have been. “