It will reportedly be a surprise if Dak Prescott plays vs. Vikings

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Dak Prescott
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Dak Prescott /

Still recovering from a calf injury, more signs appear to indicate that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will not play on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Before the 2021 season even began, the Minnesota Vikings knew a matchup with Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys wasn’t going to be an easy one, regardless of each team’s record.

Well, it turns out that the Vikings might not have to deal with Prescott in their showdown against the Cowboys on Halloween night.

We recently discussed the dramatic shift in the point spread indicating that Dallas will likely be without their top quarterback against Minnesota. Now, a new report is continuing to add doubt to the chances of Prescott taking the field on Sunday night.

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott playing vs. Minnesota Vikings would reportedly be surprising

In six games this season, Prescott is completing 73.1 percent of his passes for an average of 302.2 yards per game while tossing 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions. His performance, combined with his team having a 5-1 record so far, has the Cowboys quarterback right in the thick of the league MVP race this year.

Unfortunately for Dallas, the doubts about Prescott suiting up on Sunday night against the Vikings have only increased as each day has gone by during the past week.

If he were to play in the Cowboys’ matchup with Minnesota, “it would surprise many close to [the] situation” according to the Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken on Saturday.

Prescott still wants to take the field on Sunday, however, and a pre-game workout will be what decides if he does or not. Dallas will reportedly keep him on the sidelines against the Vikings if there is “any concern or worry about his calf,” according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

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If Prescott can’t go on Sunday, Cooper Rush would get the start under center for the Cowboys. In Rush, Minnesota would get to face a quarterback that has only attempted three passes since entering the NFL in 2017.