Dak Prescott has missed two practices now. Is his injury more serious than what owner Jerry Jones is saying? Jones stated that he expected Prescott to be in top form this coming Sunday when they face the Philadelphia Eagles. Is this possible?
I’m not so sure Prescott is healthy enough to play, and while I thought this was a “bluff” call coming from the Dallas’ corner, it’s too early to tell.
The Eagles are not fooled yet. Fletcher Cox said, “We’ll just keep preparing. We know he will play, there’s no doubt about it. He knows what this game means and he will play.”
“I’m pretty sure he’ll play, at least that’s what I’m gonna tell myself,” said Malcolm Jenkins.
Prescott had never been limited in practice before, and now this makes two days in a row. Is Dallas playing games or what? If Prescott does play, he will not be 100 percent and for a team that’s trying to get hot, I’m not sure if the Cowboys can win a game without him. Backup Cooper Rush, has been on the team for a couple years, so at least he’s familiar with the offensive scheme and he’s not afraid to sling the rock.
Jason Garrett said Prescott wouldn’t throw much today, if at all. He also said he didn’t expect him to throw until Saturday. That’s not a good sign for the NFC East leaders right now.
On a different note regarding Prescott, there are plenty of Pro Bowl snubs on this team. I just don’t understand how Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Jaylon Smith don’t make the list. Leighton Vander Esch is another player I expected to make it, even though he’s been hurt recently. There’s even a strong debate that could be had for backup running back, Tony Pollard.
It’s not just the Cowboys that received a lot of “snubs,” either. Seattle Seahawks running back, Chris Carson, didn’t make the team. New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, and wide receiver, Julian Edelman, didn’t make the cut, either. The voting lost a lot of credibility this year.
The Cowboys having injuries this late in the year is not uncommon. Three Cowboys who did not practice today are C.J. Goodwin, Vander Esch, and Joe Thomas. There were seven limited participants: Michael Bennett, La’el Collins, Chris Jones, Sean Lee, Zach Martin, Prescott, and Devin Smith.
Exciting news this week though is the addition of former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith. What’s even more exciting is his relationship with Kris Richard, the man calling the defensive plays. The Cowboys were weak on the depth chart at the linebacker position, and Smith will fit easily into the “Hot Boyz” culture. Smith is looking forward to making a positive impact immediately and riding the coattail into this fairy-tale ending, just like Jerry Jones recently said.
The Cowboys will travel to play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday and would clinch the division with a win.