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Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Dak Prescott is “progressing Montez Sweat Jersey ,” but the quarterback isn’t expected to do much during practice Thursday.The team listed Prescott as a non-participant Wednesday.“You know it’ll probably be pretty similar to what he’s done,” Garrett said Thursday. “Was involved in the walk-through this morning and probably will be limited in practice if he does anything at all.”Prescott injured his right shoulder against the Rams in Week 15. He was limited in the three practices last week before going 25-of-44 for 265 yards in Week 16 against the Eagles.“He’s handled it great,” Garrett said. “He’s as tough as they come — as physically tough, as mentally tough — and trust me, we bet on this guy.”Garrett said defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder) and left tackle Tyron Smith (back) “won’t do much” in Thursday’s practice.But the biggest concern still is Prescott. Though they no longer control their own playoff destiny, the Cowboys remain alive in the NFC East race.“Yeah, you know you deal with injuries all the time, and you do your best to get guys prepared and ready to go,” Garrett said. “We have a number of injuries on our team that we manage throughout the week to get them to play their best football on Sunday Dwayne Haskins Redskins Jersey , so that’s just the nature of the deal, and you try your best to make your best decisions as a training staff, coaching staff and with the player’s input so we’ll just it handle it that way today.” SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)The San Francisco 49ers got more help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday by trading up in the NFL draft to take speedy receiver and record-setting returner Dante Pettis out of Washington with the 44th overall pick.The Niners traded the 59th and 74th overall picks to the Washington Redskins for the pick used on Pettis and the 142nd overall selection.San Francisco then targeted defense with its next two picks in the third round, taking BYU linebacker Fred Warner with the 70th overall selection and Southern Mississippi defensive back Tarvarius Moore at 95.San Francisco paid a premium to move up in the draft but felt Pettis’ game-breaking speed made it worth the price.Pettis caught 63 passes for 761 yards and seven TDs last season for Washington. He has experience playing outside and in the slot and provides another deep threat in coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense for Garoppolo to utilize.”I’m hoping to do a lot of different things,” Pettis said. ”Whether that’s taking a deep post, taking the top off of the defense or getting a little screen and breaking a few tackles, making a big play that way or just moving the chains on third down. There’s a lot of different things that I feel I can do that I can translate into the NFL.”He dropped just three of his 64 catchable targets, according to Pro Football Focus https://www.theredskinslockerroom.com/a ... ins-jersey , ranking 13th best in the nation last season.He also is the NCAA record-holder with nine punt returns for touchdowns, including four last season. He has a career average of 14.2 yards per return. San Francisco has gone 111 straight games without a punt return for a touchdown.Pettis is the son of former major leaguer Gary Pettis and the cousin of former NFL receiver Austin Pettis. Gary Pettis was born and raised in nearby Oakland and is currently the third-base coach for the World Series champion Houston Astros.”It was awesome growing up,” Dante Pettis said. ”I’ve been around professional sports my whole life. I already have the lay of the land. Obviously, football is a little bit different than baseball, but for the most part it’s still a professional sport. They all go about their business pretty much the same way. I’m just excited to actually be here now.”Warner started all 13 games last season, leading BYU with 87 tackles, including nine for loss, along with one interception and five pass breakups. He has seven career interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns Womens Dwayne Haskins Jersey , as he has excelled in coverage.”I think that’s kind of why they like me so much is my ability to play out in space and cover at a high level,” he said. ”I’m more than willing and I feel like I’m very capable of being able to cover the tight ends and any slot receivers, because that’s what I was asked to do in college football.”Warner is capable of playing the weakside or middle linebacker spot on San Francisco’s defense but said the team envisioned him more in the middle. The Niners might need some insurance there with starter Reuben Foster facing three felony counts from a domestic violence case that could impact his availability.Moore measured 6-foot-2, 190 pounds and ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at his pro day. Moore started one season at Southern Miss, recording 87 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups last season.The Niners got the pick used on Moore by trading tackle Trent Brown and a fifth-rounder to New England earlier in the day for the selection.That deal came a day after the Niners found Brown’s replacement when they took Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey with the ninth overall pick.—