Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Provides Big Update on Dak Prescott’s Shoulder Injury

Published 08/24/2021, 1:25 PM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones walks on the field before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


The Dallas Cowboys kick off their 2021 NFL campaign against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Raymond James Stadium in Florida on September 9th.

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Who will be their starting quarterback for the game? We still can’t be as sure. The belief is that it will indeed be Dak Prescott taking the snaps for America’s Team. But only if he is fit. 

The star QB who recently signed on to a new contract extension missed the majority of last season after picking up a gruesome leg injury. Two surgeries and months of rehab later, Prescott finally looked set to take to the football field again for the Cowboys’ practice camp. 

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But within minutes of practice, Prescott complained about a niggle in his shoulder. The quarterback was taken off as a precaution and is yet to feature in any of the side’s preseason games. 

While the Cowboys maintain that Prescott’s niggle is nothing but a shoulder strain, his extended absence from the field has had fans wondering. But recently, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones provided an update that should lift some spirits in Dallas.

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott closes in on full fitness 

During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked about his concerns regarding Prescott. Jones though seemed in no worry and instead provided an update on the QB’s recovery.

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“I wouldn’t be nervous this morning as to where he is in his recovery. He’s there,” Jones said. “I’d like for him to have this week of practice just to get ready to play Tampa, but of course we’ve got two and a half weeks. But the bottom line is he’s there.”

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OXNARD, CA – AUGUST 03: Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys participates in drills during practice at River Ridge Complex on August 3, 2021 in Oxnard, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Jerry Jones remains confident that Dak Prescott will be ready to suit up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their opening tie of the season. 

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Without Prescott, the otherwise meteoric Cowboys offense seemed lost and toothless. So to ensure that they start off the 2021 campaign on a positive note, the Cowboys will hope for Dak Prescott to be healthy. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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