Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gave a sigh of relief to the team's fans after optimistically saying superstar quarterback Dak Prescott will be "ready" to play in Week 3. The Mississippi State product injured his right ankle in a 42-17 loss suffered to the Denver Broncos this past Sunday. Though the injury occurred during the first quarter, the 24-year-old continued to play.

Dallas is set to face another tough opponent as they will be meeting the Arizona Cardinals this coming Monday.

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Prescott would certainly love to make amends for his not so great performance against the Broncos. He completed 30-of-50 of his throws, enough for 238 yards.

Prescott, a fourth-round pick of the 2016 NFL draft, is set to play for the first time against Arizona in a regular season game.

The last regular season meeting between the Cowboys and Cardinals was back in 2014. The Cowboys beat the Cardinals 20-18 in the Hall of Fame game to kick-off the NFL preseason this year.

"He's going to be ready to go," Jones told 105.3 The Fan's Shan and RJ show [KRLD-FM], per Jon Machota of SportsDay - Dallas Morning News. "He competed in pain, but he is going to be able to play Monday."

Just a bad day at the office

Cowboys owner Jones insists that superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott shouldn't take all the criticism for seemingly quitting on a play against Denver. After an interception, Elliott didn't seem to bother to try to stop the defender, but Jones says it was more than one Cowboys player that acted that way.

Jones said he believed the reason Cowboys players reacted "to and on that interception" was caused by the fact the game was already pretty much decided.

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Elliott shouldn't take all the blame

Elliott had his career worst-ever performance against Denver. The former Ohio State Buckeye finished the game with eight rushing yards on nine attempts. The 22-year-old claimed after the game that he had never before finished a game with less than ten rushing yards.

Jones seems to understand Elliott's frustration and anger caused by a catastrophic performance. Elliott opened his season on a strong note, having played a big part in the Cowboys' 19-3 win over the rival New York Giants in Week 1. The second-year back led the NFL in rushing yards during his rookie season a year ago.

"I think you can point to Zeke, but you really have to look at the general effort to chase that ball down by most of the people that were on the field," Jones told CBS Radio 105.3 the Fan in Dallas, per Scott Gleeson of USA Today Sports.