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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott returns to practice field with training ball

He did not throw any footballs or take any snaps.

Dak Prescott is back on the practice field.

The Cowboys’ quarterback was seen on the field Thursday gripping and throwing a training ball. He did not throw any footballs or take any snaps.

Prescott is 10 days removed from surgery on his right thumb fracture he suffered in the season opener against the Buccaneers.

Jerry and Stephen Jones have both been optimistic about Prescott’s timetable to return. Stephen Jones even said Prescott could return by Week 4 or Week 5.

Dr. David Hay, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, has not personally evaluated Prescott but is highly familiar with the injury and recovery from it.

He spoke to The Dallas Morning News after Jerry Jones expressed belief that Prescott might miss fewer than four games.

“Given that it’s an extra-articular fracture, I think this is realistic,” Hay said. “It would be pushing it a bit, but I think it’s definitely realistic… The fracture is outside the motion part of the joint and inside the bone of the thumb.

“With a clean fracture, as [the Cowboys] have said, with good fixation lining this back up, after three or four weeks of healing, you’re going to get enough healing there that the shared strength of the partially healed bone and the plate are going to be enough that everyone is going to feel comfortable taking a little bit of a risk to return to play.”

Without Prescott last week, the Cowboys picked up their first win of the season with backup quarterback Cooper Rush in his place.

Next up, Dallas takes on the Giants in New York on Monday, again with Rush under center.

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