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    Cowboys Players Reportedly Told to Expect Dak Prescott to be Out

    Dallas Cowboys players were told on Saturday to expect to play without their starting this weekend, according to a new report from CowboysSI.com.

    After suffering a right calf strain on the final play of an overtime win against the two weeks ago, Dak Prescott has been rehabbing and working to reach 100% before Sunday's primetime match against the Minnesota Vikings. Although he hasn't taken snaps with the first team in any practice, he expressed Thursday that he wishes the decision was his to make.

    “If it was my call and it was totally up to me, [I'm playing],” Prescott said on Thursday. “But this is something I agree with the experts. I don’t want it to linger. I don’t want this to be week after week.”

    With Dallas sitting happily atop the East, Sunday's game against the Vikings certainly isn't do-or-die. While the rest of the division sits at a combined 7-15 and shows little signs of improvement, the Cowboys have dominated in almost every aspect of the game, winners of five straight.

    So if Dak Prescott does indeed sit out in Minnesota, who leads the team into battle? The quarterback who took every first team rep in practice this week, Cooper Rush.

    Rush is a four-year veteran out of University. He's thrown three passes in his NFL career, none since 2017, and has never started a game.

    The Cowboys are known to have the most prolific in the NFL, but with an inexperienced quarterback stepping in for their candidate, it's truly a toss-up as to who will win Sunday night.

    In any case, the Cowboys are about to find out how much they really need Dak Prescott to succeed.

    Preston Moore
    Preston Moore
    Preston Moore is a lifelong Cowboys fan and entertainment/sports reporter. He graduated from Oklahoma State University's Sports Media program and is currently completing his master's in journalism at New York University. You can find him on Twitter at @prestoncmoore.

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    VAM

    Obviously not good news. The game was tough even with DP able to play. We must have a great running attack and the defense will have to step up their performance level to have chance at winning this one. Let’s hope CR will surprise us.

    Jason

    Now they will force him to throw stopping the run. I still see dak playing can’t go by these reports

    Carol Brownrigg

    I think for this game Cowboy staff is wise to hold Prescott back until he’s a 100%

    VAM

    Side note, Jet QB Mike White threw for 405 yds in big upset win over the Bengals today. We drafted him in fifth round in 2018.

    Cowboy Fan Ed

    Hope Dak is on stand by to maybe be able to play a few Snaps near the end if it’s close but I doubt it! I’m concerned with this injury being on his surgically repaired leg that it could hamper him for weeks to come! Come on Cooper you’ve got a lot of talent to throw to please prove me wrong and play like a pro!

    Jeff Tuggle

    Yeah. Never understood why we gave up on him in favor of Rush. And Gilbert proved he belonged last year. Rush, Jerry’s darling has never shown he could be a decent CFL backup let alone NFL worthy. If we lose here we can go ahead and give up any thoughts of home field advantage. Just play for the division now. Try to trade for decent backup and let Dak and Tyron take off a couple more weeks.


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