Dak Prescott Expected to Play in Cowboys' Preseason Despite Shoulder InjuryJuly 29, 2021
Dak Prescott left the Dallas Cowboys' practice Wednesday with a right shoulder strain.
But head coach Mike McCarthy expects Prescott to be good to go once the preseason rolls around, per multiple reports:
Prescott didn't sound too concerned about the injury Wednesday.
"I felt some soreness when making certain throws today, and I really just decided not to push things too far," he said in a statement. "Better to be cautious and smart about it. I don't see this as any kind of serious setback. We'll treat it on a daily basis, and I'll be fine."
The team said Prescott underwent a "purely precautionary" MRI after leaving practice and would continue to be evaluated day to day.
"It's good you catch a fatigue injury early," McCarthy told reporters. "I think it's more staying in front of what he has."
Any injury to Prescott will be cause for concern for the Cowboys and their fans after Prescott missed 11 games last season with a dislocated and compound fracture of his right ankle. Despite the gruesome injury, the Cowboys locked up the star quarterback to a four-year, $160 million contract extension in the offseason.
That didn't come as a major surprise. Prescott was balling through the first five games of the season, throwing for 1,856 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 68 percent of his passes.
Translated to a 16-game season, he was on pace for 5,939 yards, 29 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Impressive numbers.
Things haven't gotten off to the best of starts in training camp as Prescott looks to recapture that form, though it sounds as though the injury will heal fine with a little rest.