The Dallas Cowboys are halfway through the preseason and have yet to play their star quarterback in any of their exhibition contests. The team likely wouldn’t have played Prescott too much, if at all, in these first two games even if the quarterback hadn’t suffered a muscle strain a few weeks ago. Nevertheless, that did happen, and it has been one of the more dominant stories in the NFL ever since.
Much was made about the fact that Prescott is set to undergo an MRI on Monday when the team is fully and firmly back operating out of The Star, but it was reported on Saturday that Prescott got one already. According to ESPN, the results are just what the Cowboys wanted to see which is very good.
Dak Prescott had an MRI on his lat strain on Saturday and a source said it showed what the team expected: it is healing well. Prescott went through a 3rd throwing session before the Arizona game without any issue. He said he hoped to practice this week, see some action vs. Hou.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 14, 2021
The Cowboys will be back in action during the preseason next Saturday against the Houston Texans. This is the penultimate preseason game, what was traditionally regarded as the “dress rehearsal” opportunity, but it remains to be seen exactly how coaches will approach it given that this is the first season with only three preseason games and a bye week. Either way it appears as if all signs point towards Dak playing a week from today.
Just before kickoff on Friday night, the Cowboys broadcast showed Dak throwing which substantiates the idea that he is getting closer to a full return.