According to the rest of the tweet, McCarthy said Prescott had a good visit with the doctor Tuesday, a week after the removal of stitches in his thumb. Prescott will work exclusively in the rehab group today, it added. Reports said Prescott still can't grip the ball. The goal seemed to be getting him ready for a Week 6 return against the Eagles, but at this point it doesn't appear to be a lock.
Jones went on to say in the tweet, “We are just starting the week. Let’s see how the week goes.” Reports said the more realistic time for Prescott's return was Week 6 against the Eagles, but Dak was pushing to play in Week 5. We should know more as we get to the end of the week.
Prescott wasn't put on IR because the team believed he could return sooner than later after thumb surgery went well. Slater said Prescott showed her his thumb post stitch removal and there was no swelling and it's healing. The broadcast on Monday night said Prescott could return as early as Week 4. Slater went on to tweet she gets the sense he would go Sunday vs. Washington if he could, but this will be a "team/Dak decision to be smart."
Noah Brown has actually performed admirably in his chance as the team's WR2, ranking 17th in yards per route run (2.5 YPRR) amongst 60 qualifying wide receivers through two weeks. Regardless of who is behind him, CeeDee Lamb should be the focal point of the offense throughout the year.