As no doubt one of only just a few teams undoubtedly practising on Christmas, the Cowboys had been noticeably missing Dak Prescott.
After a accurate shoulder rupture forced him to miss the principle practices of his NFL occupation closing week, Prescott became as soon as estimated to now not take part in Wednesday’s practice on the team’s first fee rupture characterize and coach Jason Garrett provided that the team would own the identical way this week as closing week.
“Closing week, we in actuality took it each day, and this week we are going to attain the identical thing,” Garrett stated. “Obviously, he became as soon as in a space to play within the ballgame. With any luck, we’re going to gain him on the identical route where he’s in a space to head on Sunday.”
Though he wasn’t location to attain grand, Prescott became as soon as accrued in attendance.
“We produce now not await him being in a space to practice very grand on the unique time,” Garrett stated. “He’ll be available within the market — he became as soon as available within the market for the tear-via and became as soon as in a space to plow via the tear-via on the unique time. Nonetheless we produce now not await him practising fully on the unique time. He’ll be restricted at only.”
With a shot at winning the NFC East within the balance in Week 16, Prescott and the Cowboys lost to the Eagles, 17-9. It became as soon as the closing likelihood Dallas had at controlling its be pleased playoff future.
Within the loss, Prescott struggled, handing over a 74.5 quarterback rating as he went 25-for-44 for 265 yards without a touchdowns or interceptions.
Honest how grand the shoulder needed to play in Prescott’s inefficiency became as soon as a subject Garrett wasn’t prepared to kind out head-on.
“Guys, to be accurate with you, no disrespect, nonetheless I produce now not need to gain into all that accurate now,” Garrett stated. “We talked about the Philly game on Monday and now we’re on to getting ourselves prepared for the Washington game. I realize that Dak’s a mighty story, and I realize why you would possibly well perchance perchance perchance also very neatly be asking the query, nonetheless we are going to clutch them each day and confidently he’ll be prepared to practice at some point soon this week and prepared to play on Sunday.”
A the same response became as soon as to be had when it comes to an inquiry as as to whether Prescott became as soon as progressing as Garrett deferred to his star quarterback.
“You own to query him namely on that, on the opposite hand it is potentially in a rather the same station when it comes to how it feels and also how grand he’s going so that you would possibly perchance feature, on the least within the early segment of the week.”
Also missing from the Cowboys’ practice on Christmas became as soon as offensive kind out Tyron Smith (assist), defensive discontinue DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) and linebacker Sean Lee (pectoral/thigh), while offensive linemen La’el Collins (knee) and Zack Martin (ankle) had been chubby contributors.
Whether Santa Claus made an appearance on Christmas would possibly well perchance perchance also now not neatly be identified unless Sunday’s Redskins (3-12)-Cowboys (7-8) and Eagles (8-7)-Giants (4-11) games own concluded, as Dallas needs a obtain coupled with a Philadelphia loss to acquire the NFC East and lengthen its season by on the least one more week.