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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott gets crucial injury update after leg scare

Dak Prescott Cowboys injury calf leg

The Dallas Cowboys had quite the scare on their hands at the end of their Week 6 showdown against the New England Patriots.

Dak Prescott and the offense got the W in overtime, but the star quarterback was hobbled right after tossing the game-winning pass to CeeDee Lamb for a touchdown.

The Cowboys star was diagnosed with a calf strain but the injury was considered relatively minor. With Dallas entering a bye week, Dak Prescott had less pressure to rush back. But despite that, it looks like he could be back in the fold sooner rather than later, according to the latest news from NFL insider Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.

The Dallas Cowboys remain optimistic their star quarterback will be ready to make his next start next Sunday night at Minnesota — though they are proceeding carefully.

Sources say Prescott is not expected to participate in a light practice Monday when the team returns from its bye. The soonest he would practice is Wednesday, and the team will monitor him closely to make sure he’s moving like himself and not putting himself at risk of a relatively minor issue turning into something more.

The Cowboys have every reason to play it safe with Dak Prescott, who had already missed most of last season with injuries. If they can get the QB back and healthy without missing a game, it’ll be a huge win for the team looking to continue their successful season.