FRISCO, Texas ( Associated Press) — The Dallas Cowboys are looking to bring quarterback Cooper Rush back as their starter to face the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles in a crucial NFC East matchup as Dak Prescott continues to recover from a fractured thumb on his right hand. Huh.
Head coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott planned to loosen his arm a bit at the end of a practice Wednesday after participating in an earlier injured group practice.
The division will be on the lead line when the Cowboys (4-1) visit the Eagles (5-0) on Sunday night.
The Rush has won four straight starts, including victories against two Super Bowl teams, Cincinnati and the defending champion Los Angeles Rams.
Prescott broke the thumb of his throwing hand while losing to Tampa Bay on the first date.
McCarthy said he wants Prescott to practice for a full week before playing him in a game, adding that Wednesday’s activity doesn’t count.
“I think we’re still in the stage of medical recovery,” McCarthy said. “Once it gets past that stage and is activated without any restrictions, only then can we have our conversations.”
The Eagles could take a two-game lead over the defending division champions with a win. Prescott leads 7-3 in his career against Philadelphia.
It will be the first start for De Rush against the Eagles, who have won the first five starts of his career and won in Minnesota last season.