Two days before their game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6 of the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys put Dak Prescott on the list of questionable, who was not expected to hear from at this time.
“Prescott is in pain, as expected. So far he barely pitched, but I think we’re in a good place. It still didn’t act competitively because it launched individual routes. That’s one of the next hurdles. Hopefully, we’ll get through it in practice Saturday,” coach Mike McCarthy told reporters.
But the organization declined to rule out the starting quarterback, who hasn’t appeared since Week 1 with a thumb injury. Anyway, the Texas team is still pitching for Cooper Rush to play.
Rush is the third quarterback in league history since statistics were first tracked in 1950 to win in his first five career starts without throwing more than one interception in that span, after Kyle Allen and Patrick Mahomes.
The Cowboys come into the game with recent history on their side, having won their last three games against the Eagles by 20, 20, and 25 points, respectively. The last time an NFL team had four straight wins of 20 or more points against an opponent was the Indianapolis Colts against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia is the only undefeated team in the NFL. It is also the first team in league history to win its first five games of a season, averaging more than 400 yards of offense and without losing a single fumble.
With signs pointing to Cooper Rush as the starter again this week, Dak Prescott has a "questionable" listing on the final #DALvsPHI injury report.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 14, 2022