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Dallas Cowboys prep QB Cooper Rush, await word on Dak Prescott

Oct 17, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes the ball against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes the ball against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are giving backup quarterback Cooper Rush reps with the first team offense on Wednesday in case starter Dak Prescott is sidelined when the team faces the Vikings in Minnesota on Sunday night.

Prescott is still being evaluated for a calf strain that led to him wearing a protective boot home from the Cowboys’ win at New England in Week 6. He smiled and said he wanted the media to have something to talk about this week when asked earlier this how he was feeling.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott will go through individual drills on Wednesday before being evaluated by the team’s medical staff.

Prescott, 28, has thrown for 1,813 yards, with 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions through six games this season.

Rush, 27, has appeared in six games since entering the league with the Cowboys in 2017, completing one of three passes for two yards in his career.

Prescott was lost for the season with a dislocated ankle in October 2020. He rehabbed for months, signed a long-term contract and reported to training camp in tremendous shape by his own measure.

During the Cowboys’ first padded practice, Prescott injured his shoulder and rested for most of the preseason.

He hasn’t missed time during the regular season, returning to start Week 1 at Tampa Bay. Prescott is currently the second favorite for the 2021 NFL MVP Award — undefeated Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is first — according to BetMGM.

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–Field Level Media