Dak Prescott Is Reportedly Undergoing Surgery This Afternoon

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Duck Prescott wasted little time yesterday taking the necessary first step toward returning to the field after a hand injury.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy announced Monday that Dak is having surgery on his injured hand today.

But McCarthy was unwilling to announce the date of his return on the spot.

McCarthy highlighted a similar injury that Brett Favre suffered in 1999.

Although unlike Dak, Favre did not undergo surgery and did not miss a game.

"Certainly, it starts with the grip," McCarthy said, via ProFootballTalk.

"In 1999, Brett Favre actually had three separate injuries to his hand, and I think he later had a pin in his thumb.

So they're all different and obviously with one hand and exactly where it is and obviously we'll know once the surgery is done.

Yeah, so I don't have a timeline. But you're talking about his throwing hand, so..."

As Dak Prescott recovers from his injury, the Dallas Cowboys will turn to the Cooper Rush as their starter.

Rush won his only game as a starter last year, leading the Cowboys to victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

But unlike last year, Rush will miss some of the key players in that big win.

Amari Cooper is gone while number 2 receiver Michael Gallup is recovering from an injury of his own.

Cowboys don't seem as prepared for life without the mail as they were last year.

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