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Dak Prescott cleared to play in Week 9 vs. Broncos

We break down the news that Dak Prescott is poised to play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) warms up for a game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: The Cowboys released their final injury report and Dak Prescott is not included. That means he has been cleared to play Sunday and should be starting against the Broncos.

Thursday PM update: Prescott is sounding confident he will play on Sunday against the Broncos.

Thursday update: Prescott will get first-time reps in practice, which head coach Mike McCarthy said he did not receive last week, per Michael Gehlken. The plan remains for Prescott to play this Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott saw a normal workload during a portion of Wednesday’s practice open to reporters and is poised to play on Sunday, per Michael Gehlken. Prescott did not play in last week’s game against the Minnesota Vikings due to a calf injury.

Fantasy football implications

The Cowboys did not have Prescott for last week’s game, which led to Cooper Rush getting the start. The backup quarterback did well, completing 24-of-40 passes for 325 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. One of his touchdown passes went to star receiver Amari Cooper, who had eight receptions (13 targets) for 122 yards.

While the Cowboys survived with Rush under center, they will be happy to have Prescott back for Sunday. The star quarterback has played this season after missing most of last season with an injury. Prescott is completing a career-high 73.1% of his passes for 1,813 yards, 16 touchdowns, and only four interceptions.