Prescott's practice limited, questionable for Vikings game
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott strained his calf in the Week 6 win over the New England Patriots. Dallas plays the Vikings on Sunday and Dak is still questionable.
Dak Prescott is "preparing to play" on Sunday despite being limited at Wednesday practice according to Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy.
Dak still mending after bye week
Cowboys quarterback Prescott suffered a right calf strain on the winning touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in their 35-29 overtime win over the New England Patriots on October 17.
The Cowboys had the bye in Week 7, allowing Prescott time to recover from the injury ahead of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Prescott was listed as "limited" for practice on Wednesday where he went through extended warm-up, simulated drops and threw passes to his running backs, receivers and tight ends.
"He's going to practice and he's going to go through the individual part of it and he's in the game plans. He's preparing to play," McCarthy said before practice on Wednesday. "He's got to cross the threshold to make sure he's full-go."
McCarthy added: "He's going to do everything he can to play on Sunday. That's a given."
The Cowboys head coach said backup quarterback Cooper Rush, who has not played in an NFL game since 2019, would start if Prescott is not cleared.
"I think it's a matter of trying to make sure Cooper's ready and make sure Dak is getting what he needs," McCarthy said.
"We've got to make sure we're getting Cooper ready too."
McCarthy acknowledged Prescott could potentially play at quarterback with a calf strain, having seen Aaron Rodgers do that under his watch at the Green Bay Packers in 2014.
But he added that they would take a no-risk strategy with Prescott, given the Cowboys are 5-1 and three games clear in the NFC East early in the season.
"I think it's a clear decision, we don't want this to be a week-to-week situation, so until he clears that threshold to try to minimise the risk is really what the decision will come down to," McCarthy said.