Prescott injured his thumb in the Cowboys’ Week 1 home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a 19-3 Dallas loss. He underwent surgery and was always expected to miss several games, though Dallas didn’t put him on the IR (which would have forced him to miss at least four games) because they were optimistic he would be back within four weeks.
Though Prescott has been ruled out for Dallas’ Week 6 road game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, Lamb offered an encouraging update on the 29-year-old quarterback, via Jon Machota of The Athletic.
“I caught passes from him today,” Lamb said. “I’m waiting for him to get back, until then we’re going to keep working, keep grinding. He looks healthy.”
Many thought the Cowboys were done for once Prescott went down with the injury. But backup Cooper Rush and the Dallas defense have played above expectations, and the team has managed to go an impressive 4-0 without their star signal-caller.
Rush also won his lone start in place of an injured Prescott against the Minnesota Vikings last year. The 29-year-old is 5-0 for his career as a starter, with seven touchdowns against only one interception.
Dan Quinn’s defense has allowed the third-fewest points per game heading into Week 16 (14.4). Second-year linebacker Micah Parsons is already up to six sacks on the year, and 2021 All-Pro corner Trevon Diggs has two interceptions and seven pass defenses to go along with vastly improved man coverage skills.
Dallas hasn’t made the postseason in back-to-back years since 2006-07, but Rush and the defense have the team in great position to end that drought this year.
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