There was plenty of optimism that Dak would return Week 8 in the Cowboys matchup against the Vikings, but his calf injury proved to be too problematic. Before the game last Sunday, Prescott tested his calf in front of trainers and staff who ultimately decided the injury hadn’t quite healed to the point it was ready. Luckily for the Cowboys, backup QB Cooper Rush was up to the task in Week 8, as he led a game-winning drive against the Vikings, hitting Amari Cooper for a 5-yard touchdown with under a minute left. That win helped the Cowboys reach a 6-1 record on the year; and with Dak set to return sometime soon it’s safe to say the Cowboys win total is only growing larger. When asked how he felt about his Grade 1 calf strain, Prescott said “I want to be smart about it and cautious.” This was after mentioning he was told he had to pass a few “thresholds” before being cleared to play. Whatever those thresholds might be, Dak is set to reach our calculated Optimal Recovery Time by Week 9, when the Cowboys host the Broncos.
Sam Darnold Will Land on IR and Miss 4-6 Weeks
Darnold was sent for further testing on his injured right shoulder, and scans revealed a scapula fracture. He is going to land on IR and