Injury Status Of Dak Prescott, Vander Esch, More

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FRISCO, Texas – Quarterback Dak Prescott hurt the index finger on his right (throwing) hand and sprained his left hand in Thursday's 31-24 loss to the Chicago Bears, "but he seemed to come out of the game OK," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said Friday.

Prescott finished the game and didn't appear to have any physical limitations with his throws. He completed 27 of 49 passes for 334 yards and a touchdown.

Other injury updates with an extended break coming for the team before their next game Dec. 15 at home against the Rams:

  • It appears wide receiver Cedrick Wilson's knee injury against the Bears is not as serious as initially feared, possibly more of a 4-to-6 week timetable.
  • Garrett said punter Chris Jones strained his abdomen but was able to finish the game, an encouraging sign for the upcoming week.
  • Running back Tony Pollard (ankle) was inactive against Chicago, but the Cowboys are hopeful he'll be back to practice next week.
  • Garrett said the status of linebacker Leighton Vander Esch's neck injury is unchanged and he will continue to be evaluated "day by day, week by week." "We're going to do right by Leighton Vander Esch. He's not going to rush back and we're not going to rush him back," Garrett said. "But obviously he's chomping at the bit to play." Vander Esch has been inactive three straight games since symptoms from a previous neck stinger flared up last month.

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