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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s Scarred Hand Gets NFL Fans to Question His Return Against Detroit Lions

Published 10/21/2022, 1:24 PM EDT

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Is quarterback Dak Prescott fit enough to play against the Lions? A snapshot of his scarred hand recently created anxiety among fans. It has been more than a month since the Dallas Cowboys QB is out of action due to an injury.

Recently, Prescott joined the team in practice, which made the fans feel optimistic about him playing the next match. The snap has led to speculations about his current fitness, which leaves the Dallas fans confused about their leader’s return.


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Earlier this season, during his team’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys QB fractured a joint above the thumb of his right hand and had to go off the field. The injury was serious and Prescott even had surgery. Since then, he has been through rehabilitation and was expected to miss six to eight weeks.

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Prior to kickoff against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, fans have a lot of positives to feel hopeful about their hero’s comeback. Last Saturday, the Dallas Cowboys star took pictures as quarterback for the scout team. After a very long time, this Wednesday Dak Prescott was back to practice. He even threw on a pitch count to wide receivers.

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In fact, linebacker Micah Parsons showed no pity for the quarterback when he faced the Cowboys’ starting defense in two-minute drills during the team period after receiving medical clearance this Thursday.

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There were a few obligations regarding the swelling he had to decrease and his grip strength. Fans were also speculating if it was too early for Dak to return. However, Dak himself feels confident about his fitness and is optimistic about returning to the field as soon as possible.


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For the Dallas Cowboys, the timing of Dak’s return is just too perfect. During the absence of their star player, Dallas showcased meaningful improvement in all segments. They also yielded remarkable victories, pestering defense, and relentless ground game.


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With Dak’s return, the team is charged up and is expected to continue their triumph. Hence this Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Detroit Lions, Dallas fans will be extremely eager to see their star lead the side for the first time since the season opener.

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Sangeet Bhattacharyya

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Sangeet Bhattacharyya is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Jalpaiguri Govt Engineering College. A passionate football fan, Sangeet supports the Green Bay Packers with all his heart, and is a huge fan of Aaron Rodgers.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri