Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (calf) expected to be 'full go' at practice Thursday

Erring on the side of caution Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys made star quarterback Dak Prescott inactive for their Week 8 tilt to give him some extra time to heal up his injured calf.

It gave backup Cooper Rush a chance to shine, which he did in a dramatic 20-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

But Prescott is now on schedule to be back in the saddle for Week 9, as Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday that Prescott should be a "full go" for Thursday's practice, per the Dallas Morning News.

That would lean toward Prescott being ready to play against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Prescott injured his calf late in a Week 6 win over the Patriots before Dallas' Week 7 bye. With minimal practice reps heading into Sunday night's game, Prescott being inactive could have been as much about being cautious as allowing the QB to get game ready.

Now he'll have a chance to get ready for the Broncos and a likely return after a game away.

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