When it comes to the Jones family offering thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys on live radio, things must be taken with a grain of salt. However, Monday’s comments on Dak Prescott from Stephen Jones fit recent reports on the quarterback’s health.

After originally fearing a 6-8 week timetable, the Cowboys were more optimistic following Dak’s surgery last week. According to many reports, the rehab time was reduced to 4-6 weeks given the injury wasn’t as serious as previously believed.

Even still, it’s surprising to hear that Week 4 is in play for Dak Prescott’s return. According to Stephen Jones, the timeline appears to be between then and Week 5. The team’s executive vice president joined 105.3 The Fan to discuss his outlook for Dak.

The Cowboys not placing Prescott on Injured Reserve served as evidence of their optimism of a quicker return than expected. Having done so would’ve automatically ruled the quarterback out for four weeks.

Especially after the Cowboys netted a surprising win in Week 2, hopes for this team are pointing up.

Up next for the Cowboys are what are perceived to be “easier” games than their date versus the Cincinnati Bengals. They will visit the New York Giants and one week later they return home for a game versus the Washington Commanders. But despite not being looked at as contenders, divisional match-ups are never easy.

Speaking of the upcoming game versus the Giants, Stephen Jones had one more promising update on another offensive playmaker. Per his comments on 105.3 The Fan, Michael Gallup has a legit shot at returning to an offense that could certainly use him.

If and when he does return to the Cowboys’ offense it’ll be on a pitch count, reported Calvin Watkins from Dallas Morning News. 

Stephen Jones also commented on Micah Parsons and Dalton Schultz, who suffered injuries on Sunday yet continued to play.

“Overall, we feel pretty good about it. Schultz is the one that would be a question mark, but we’ll see how everything comes back and how he feels today,” Jones said.

Michael Gehlken reported earlier on Monday that Schultz is expected to avoid a significant absence but it remains to be seen if the franchise-tagged tight end misses time or not.

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