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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on track to start in Week 7 vs. Lions

The Dallas Cowboys saw their four-game winning streak snapped on Sunday after falling short against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles.

The focus around the Cowboys has quickly shifted toward star quarterback Dak Prescott’s imminent return as he recoveries from thumb surgery. Prescott is more than a month removed from fracturing his right thumb in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Before Week 6 action against the Eagles, there was building chatter that he could have potentially played against the Cowboys’ divisional rival. However, Dallas chose to keep him out of action for at least one more week.


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After the contest, Prescott voiced to the media that the plan is for him to play Week 7 against the Detroit Lions.

“That’s my plan,” Prescott said as he walked to the team bus after the Cowboys’ 26-17 loss to the Eagles on Sunday night via ESPN. “Obviously, got to see the doc, but, yeah, that’s kind of my plan.”

Prescott has progressively moved through his rehab work from his thumb injury, which featured him going through a scripted workout with the practice squad and a workout routine before Sunday’s game.

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The Pro Bowl quarterback is right in the middle of the four-to-six-week window that was initially put out after he underwent surgery. The Cowboys have played the situation cautiously, and head coach Mike McCarthy has voiced that he wants Prescott to go through a full week of practice before he can return.

Meanwhile, backup Cooper Rush has held his own, guiding the team to four straight wins before his three-interception performance in the loss to the Eagles.

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