Jerry Jones

ESPN’s Ed Werder reported Tuesday that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s surgery appears to have gone as planned. As the team has not placed him on injured reserve, at least for the time being, he remains on track to return within the next 1-2 months.

Prescott is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with an injured thumb, which was the focus of Monday’s surgery.

“QB Dak Prescott required a plate and screws to repair and stabilize fracture near right thumb,” wrote Werner. “Among the reasons he’s not being placed on IR is to allow the flexibility to have him to eventually take practice reps as he gets closer to a potential return to play.”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks that Prescott will only miss a month of the season and expects him back soon.

“We won’t be putting him on IR which means we want him to be a consideration for playing in the next four games. We will not put him on IR,” said Jones. “We feel very good after surgery, after listening to the medical [personnel] that Dak has a real chance to be back out there throwing the ball pretty quick.”

In the meantime, the Cowboys plan to stick with backup quarterback Cooper Rush. Many were speculating that the Cowboys may go after a veteran quarterback after Prescott’s injury, but Jones, at least for now, has nixed those ideas.

{Ed Werder}

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