Details Emerging From Dak Prescott's Surgery On Monday
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Dak Prescott underwent successful surgery for a fracture in his right thumb on Monday.
ESPN's Ed Vedder provided additional insight into the process.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback needed a plate and screw to "repair and stabilize" the fracture on his throwing arm.
The Cowboys are not keeping Prescott on injured reserve so that he can take practice reps when he is close to returning.
Given an initial timetable of six to eight weeks, Jerry Jones shocked the NFL world by announcing Tuesday morning that Prescott would not be moving to IR.
"If we thought he wouldn't be ready for four games after four games,
We'll keep him in injured reserve," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. "We're not doing that.
We think he can come and play. We feel great after surgery,
After hearing from the medical people that Dak has a real chance of throwing the ball very quickly."
It seems aggressively optimistic given the nature of Prescott's injury.
A quarterback won't be successful if he can't catch the ball effectively, so rushing the 29-year-old's recovery could backfire.
The Cowboys will not have Prescott when they face the Cincinnati Bengals in the fight for the 0-1 Division champions this Sunday afternoon.