Dak Prescott closes in on his goal
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will return to action in Week 5 of the season if it's up to him.
Sidelined after suffering a broken thumb in the first game of the campaign, he watched substitute Cooper Rush lead his team to back-to-back wins in his absence. Prescott's participation in Sunday's duel against the Washington Commanders is immediately ruled out, but the player concerned is aiming for the next game, that of October 9 against the Los Angeles Rams.
“The game of week 5 against the Rams? That's the one I'm aiming for. […] Some are comfortable with the idea of staying on the floor, except that I am not like that. It hurts me not to be with the guys. It's tough, but I know you have to be patient,” he told USA Today on Monday.
Dallas defeated the New York Giants 23-16 this day thanks in part to the work of Rush, who amassed 215 yards and a touchdown. However, it was more running backs Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott who excelled, rushing for 105 and 73 yards respectively.