Jerry Jones is a notable impatient man.
The Dallas Cowboys owner remains optimistic that Dak Prescott can return soon from a fractured right thumb. During Tuesday’s interview on 105.3 The Fan, Jones said Dak’s return will depend on when he gains more strength in his throwing hand.
He then identified the earliest Prescott could potentially play.
“I don’t know that anybody knows [when he’ll be back]. But when he [gets enough strength in his hand], then you’ll probably see some real advancement in his timeline. I don’t know when that is. I do know that with a good airing out last week, everybody recognizes that he’ll be back sooner than later as far as the timeline,” Jones said in an interview with 105.3 The Fan.
It really could be a minimum of two weeks up here in my mind [Washington in Week 4]. Now, that’s very optimistic. But he’s got the kind of repair there that will allow him not to have a lot of fear of re-injuring it. It’s just a question of the grip. But it’s a big question.”
Dallas received a solid performance from Rush on Sunday against the Bengals. The 28-year-old completed 19 of his 31 pass attempts for 235 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers in a 20-17 win. He also engineered a game-winning drive that culminated with a go-ahead field goal on the game’s final play.
Having Dak at 100% is the goal, and it seems like Jones is trying to get him back asap.
Dallas will face the Giants on the road for Monday Night Football in Week 3 before hosting Washington in Week 4. The Cowboys will then travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams in Week 5.