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    Dak Prescott Not Going to IR; Returning Sooner Than Expected?

    Despite the original 6-8 week absence that was projected for his right thumb and surgery, Dak Prescott may be back sooner than we thought. declared today that the ' quarterback will not be moving to with the hope that he could return within the next four weeks.

    Prescott's thumb was fractured after being hit by a Tampa Bay defender in Sunday night's season opener. He had surgery yesterday and it was originally reported that he could miss up to two months.

    With recent changes to the NFL's rules for injured reserve, Dak would have to sit out a minimum of four games if placed on IR. That would free up a spot on the for the Cowboys to secure another QB or at least use it in some other beneficial way.

    But in a radio today, Dallas' owner and announced that Prescott would not be going to IR. The only logical reason for that would be a realistic hope that Dak could play sooner than four-week window.

    There are always discoveries during a surgery that can change the original thoughts about an injury and recovery timetables. Perhaps Prescott's procedure yesterday revealed some positive things about the severity and his chances to return faster.

    Whatever the case, now the potential for Dak to miss fewer games is out there and helps pump a little hope back into this early disaster of a season. will certainly be the guy in Cincinnati and perhaps a couple more games after, but we'll see what the future holds.

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    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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    lonewolfz28

    If it was his non-throwing hand, that would be one thing. But, it’s his throwing hand, and his accuracy isn’t that great to begin with. They should IR him and bring him back when it’s 100%. If they’re 0-5, it won’t matter much at that point anyway.