Dallas Cowboys Week 8: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott
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Dallas Cowboys: The bad

Ever since he threw the game-winning touchdown over New England in Week 6, quarterback Dak Prescott’s availability for this game was highly in question. From spending most of the bye week in a walking boot to missing all practice time, the game plan was put in place for Rush to make this start.

Still, Prescott did all he could do to be ready if he possibly could do so. That process apparently included a rigorous pre-game warm-up.

To be honest, I just don’t get why you would risk inflaming an injury that is notoriously easy to re-aggravate. Prescott never took a snap in two weeks’ worth of preparation. All the words coming out of Frisco were that they would be cautious and play the long game.

No amount of gamesmanship would be worth the embarrassment that would have rained down on the Cowboys’ brass if Prescott would have re-injured himself. Thankfully, no setbacks occurred but the risk was not worth any of the reward.