Dak Prescott is back: Dallas Cowboys starter medically cleared

Six weeks after suffering a  right throwing thumb injury  that necessitated surgery,

According to head coach Mike McCarthy, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback has received a medical clearance to  participate fully in practice.

Prior to the Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Prescott  had been a limited participant  in practices.

Prescott may or may not start  the Cowboys' game on Sunday.

After Dallas' Week 3 victory  over the Giants, Prescott had stated to USA TODAY Sports  that he might make a comeback  in Week 5.

Prescott then remarked,  "Some people are OK with  (sitting out), but I'm not constructed that way.

"It's killing me to not be out there with my boys, (crap). Although it's extremely  difficult, I must remain patient.

After Dallas' Week 5 victory against the Los Angeles Rams, Prescott said to USA TODAY Sports, "I feel good."

On September 26 at MetLife Stadium, before the Giants  game, Prescott had the one  stitch removed.

Prescott has improved over the past two and a half weeks, strengthening his grip and increasing the velocity of his throws.

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