Dak Prescott, the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, had successful surgery on Monday to fix his broken thumb and is anticipated to make a comeback in Week 8 or Week 10, according to NFL Network Insider. After the bye week, Prescott may make his return on October 30 against the Chicago Bears or on November 13 against the Green Bay Packers. He was hurt during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 19-3 defeat on Sunday night.
The Cowboys’ choices start with backup quarterback Cooper Rush for the six to eight weeks Prescott will be out, but there’s definitely possibility elsewhere. Dallas dealing for Jimmy Garoppolo, the backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who is presently playing for the team, has emerged as one intriguing prospect. Kyle Shanahan, the head coach of the 49ers, said that they were always willing to listen and that won’t alter for any player when asked on Monday whether Prescott’s injury opened the door to trading Garoppolo.