Prescott (calf) isn't expected to take part in the Cowboys' light practice session Monday following the team's Week 7 bye, but he should be back on the field Wednesday, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network report.
Prescott is recovering from a right calf strain suffered on the final play of the Cowboys' 35-29 overtime win over the Patriots in Week 6, but a well-timed bye has left Dallas optimistic that the signal-caller will be ready to go for a Week 8 matchup with the Vikings on Halloween. The Cowboys' decision to withhold Prescott from Monday's session looks to be mostly precautionary, and so long as he's at least a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, fantasy managers shouldn't have too much concern about his Week 8 availability. The calf injury does increase the possibility that Prescott shuts down his involvement as a runner, but he's already taken a major step back in that area in 2021, perhaps as a result of the devastating leg injury that cost him most of the 2020 season. Through the Cowboys' first six games, Prescott is averaging a career-low 3.2 yards per carry (70 yards on 20 attempts) and has failed to score a touchdown on the ground after recording no fewer than three in any of his first five NFL seasons.