Dak Prescott met with the media on Friday afternoon and while he was on the microphone he discussed many topics such as the upcoming opponent and goals for the season. However, no topic was more important than the positive outlook he provided as it pertained to his current injury status. Prescott was able to provide reassurance he was good to go to face Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come September 9th.
Dak Prescott: “I’m definitely ready. … From the shoulder to the leg to my mind, I’m ready to go.” pic.twitter.com/98mLO9p7vK— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 3, 2021
Training camp has been a roller coaster of emotion as it pertains to QB1. From making sure the ankle was tested and checked out, and then given the green light that it was good to go, to the more recent issue of him pulling himself out of practice on the first day of pads because of a sore throwing shoulder. Through it all the Cowboys organization and staff have kept a quiet optimism that it was just cautionary and preventive measures to shelf Dak from throwing during practice, and it is nice to hear from the man himself state that that seems to. in fact. be the case.
Dak Prescott: “I’m definitely ready. I’ve put in a lot of work to get to this point — whether it was months ago rehabbing the ankle to the last few months keeping the feet working while I let my arm rest…excited to be out there with my brothers and do something I love.” pic.twitter.com/qrIHpVqlr5— Brianna Dix (@DixBrianna) September 3, 2021
As we all learned last year, this team will go as far as Dak Prescott takes them. No question the defense will need to see a vast improvement as well, but when Dak went down in 2020 you could feel the wind leave the sails of this team. Keeping Prescott healthy and upright ensures this team will always have a chance when they step on the field.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on ankle injury: “I’m excited to have that behind me. I don’t think about the time that I’ve missed. I was just laughing the other day with a teammate about the moment that it happened. To be that far beyond it, I’m just excited to get back to football.” pic.twitter.com/biWvqEq4Xe— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 3, 2021
Dak has battled back from adversity in his personal and professional life, and it looks like his shoulder may just be another hurdle he has crossed on his road to success.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: “People find ways to doubt me. I think it’s fun.— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) September 3, 2021
“I’m ready.” pic.twitter.com/NqxpWbwJg9
Week one is less than a week away.