Friday PM update: Dak is back! Prescott has no injury designation on the final injury report and will start in Week 7.
Friday update: Prescott remains on track to start against the Lions in Week 7.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy on whether QB Dak Prescott will start Sunday vs. Lions: “Yeah, everything looks like he’s on track for that.” Team waiting for conclusion of week’s prep before finalizing. pic.twitter.com/wGYJ9UV7e3— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 21, 2022
Wednesday update: Prescott has been medically cleared to play in Week 7 and logged a full practice Wednesday. The stage is set for the Cowboys to bring their starting quarterback back into the lineup for Week 7.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (thumb fracture) has been medically cleared to play. pic.twitter.com/x5EPK5MNQP— NFL (@NFL) October 19, 2022
Wednesday update: Prescott will return to practice on Wednesday. He might get a limited tag, but he will get the majority of starter snaps as he ramps up to play this week.
Mike McCarthy said all systems are on track for Dak Prescott, who has been medically cleared. He will participate in the mock game today and throw to the receivers after the practice. The plan is for him to go through a full practice on Thursday.— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) October 19, 2022
Monday PM update: Mike McCarthy told the media on Monday afternoon that Prescott would be cleared on Monday or Tuesday by the medical staff and return to practice on Wednesday.
After the Cowboys loss to the Eagles on Sunday Night Football, quarterback Dak Prescott told reporters he was planning on playing in Week 7. Of course, Prescott isn’t the last word on if he will play or not. Monday morning executive vice president Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan that there’s been no decision about Prescott starting just yet, per Pro Football Talk.
Yes, the Cowboys will need to see a full week of practice with no limitations or setbacks from Prescott, so there’s no way to say for sure at this point. But, it also appears that as long as he has no setbacks, Prescott will play against the Lions.
You could argue that the Cowboys have two winnable games against the Lions and Bears before their bye and keeping Prescott out might not be a detriment to their record, but Prescott needs to get back out there and easier matchups could be the best way to slowly transition back to a top level of play.
Fantasy football implications for Week 7
If Prescott does play, he becomes startable in fantasy from the get-go, as the Lions defense does give up plenty of fantasy points.