Remember that Dak Prescott. Not a doctor.

That said, the Dallas Cowboys The quarterback knows his body and is hoping to get back on the field next week with his game. Washington commanders. This is via ESPN’s Lisa Salters, who spoke with Prescott before Monday’s Cowboys game. New York Giants.

Prescott Salters showed Before the game, the right thumb was repaired by surgery Sutures are removed Early Monday. Then, during warmups, he threw a football for the first time in public since breaking his thumb in the Cowboys’ season-opening loss. Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The first reported prediction Prescott was out 6-8 weeks., putting a big dent in the Cowboys’ 2022 hopes. His timetable for Salters puts him on the field 3-5 weeks ahead of that schedule.

“He said he felt great,” Salters reported. He’ll be talking to his doctor right away and hopefully he’ll get the green light again and start throwing the football.

“When I asked him if he thought he might come back, he said, ‘It’s been two weeks, and I’m counting this as one.'”

When Salters then asked for clarity about playing in Week 4, Prescott replied, “He’s not buying anything.”

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) runs before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano).

If Duck returns, save the date. The Eagles host the Cowboys in Week 6. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

Prescott isn’t the first to speculate about an early return to the field. Team owner Jerry Jones – also not a doctor – The 4th week floated on the commanders Last week as the return date.

If Prescott returns next week or even Week 5 Los Angeles RamsMany wrote that the Cowboys’ season was lost after suffering a thumb injury. Since then, the reserve quarter Cooper Rush A disappointment helped Cincinnati Bengals To avoid an 0-2 start and keep the Cowboys in a deep hole to start the season. THey win again on Monday against the Giants to improve to 2-1.

of Philadelphia Eagles They have established themselves as the NFC East division And maybe the entire conference will lead to a 3-0 start. But under center is a healthy Prescott and a capable defense anchored by Micah Parsonsthe Cowboys can hold out hope of giving them a run.

If it’s back, save the date. The Eagles host the Cowboys in Week 6 on Oct. 16.

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