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Mike McCarthy Offers Update On Dak Prescott After Surgery

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy on the field.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Dallas Cowboys looks on during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott seems to be doing well following the surgery on his right thumb. 

Prescott injured his thumb during Sunday night's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and didn't return. 

Head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that everyone feels good about the surgery and the doctors are optimistic for Prescott's recovery.

"Everybody feels good about the surgery. Doctors are very optimistic” after the surgery," McCarthy said. 

Prescott could return in four-to-six weeks after his original prognosis was six-to-eight weeks. 

For the time being, Cooper Rush is set to start. The Cowboys aren't likely to trade for a veteran to start over him, but they could add someone to be his backup over the coming days. 

The Cowboys will look to notch their first win of the season on Sunday when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Kickoff will be at 4:25 p.m. ET.