Cowboys Rumors: Dak Prescott Expected to Return from Injury for Training Camp

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVApril 7, 2021

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is reportedly planning to return to the field for training camp.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Prescott is expected to attend offseason workouts but not participate. Prescott released video of him throwing passes on his surgically repaired leg Wednesday.

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The two-time Pro Bowler suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in a Week 5 game against the New York Giants. He has undergone two surgeries since, one to fix the fracture and another to stabilize the ankle.

Despite the injury, the Cowboys and Prescott agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract ($126 million guaranteed) in March. 

"I'm healthy," Prescott said at the press conference announcing the contract. "I have followed the doctor's orders the whole time. I'm getting close. I'll be ready when it matters."

The NFL and NFLPA have not agreed to a structure for offseason workouts, so it's unclear when players will return to team facilities. The union has been pushing for the offseason program to take place virtually, but it's expected that players will be in person for workouts at least part of the time.

It's unclear if the Cowboys plan on playing Prescott in preseason games in 2021; that will likely depend on where he's at in his recovery. 


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