The Dallas quarterback made warm-up moves before the game against Minnesota, but will not play in the game
The Dallas cowboys will jump to their duel of Week 8 to visit the Minnesota Vikings without the star quarterback Dak prescott, reported the team prior to the game through their social networks, confirming a previous report by Chis Mortensen of ESPN, citing a source.
The absence of Prescott means that Cooper rush will start his first game of the NFL. Will grier will be the backup quarterback for Dallas, Adam Schefter advanced from ESPN.
Today’s inactives at the Minnesota Vikings: pic.twitter.com/stqPeVrGGp
– Dallas Cowboys Public Relations (@DallasCowboysPR) October 31, 2021
Prescott injured his calf on the last play of overtime in their Week 6 game, a touchdown pass to beat the New England Patriots in the extension. At the end of the meeting, Prescott toured the tunnels of the stadium aided by Ezekiel Elliott, and attended the media wearing a protective boot.
The Cowboys had their break date in Week 7, but Dallas decided to jump against Minnesota without Prescott, to avoid aggravating an injury that, from the outset, is not serious.
Can’t blame them Cowboys for wanting to be cautious when it comes to the health of Prescott, his quarterback of 40 million dollars a year. Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocated right ankle in Week 5 of last season, and the Cowboys they suffered a miserable 6-10 season that knocked them out of last postseason.
With Prescott healthy this year, Cowboys they reach their compromise against Minnesota 5-1, and riding a five-game winning streak, after losing the season opener to the reigning champions of the Super bowl, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Dak Prescott just started his pregame warmup routine pic.twitter.com/sWVNtbfPDg
– Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 31, 2021