Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Makes a Big Statement Regarding His Recovery from Ankle Injury

Published 05/23/2021, 2:48 PM EDT


The Dallas Cowboys have secured themselves their quarterback for the future. Signing maverick Dak Prescott to a 4-year $160 million deal, the Cowboys have themselves a franchise QB. 

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Thus, heading into 2021, there’s every reason to be optimistic if you’re a Cowboys fan. The only concern is, despite having Prescott locked down, questions linger about his fitness. 

The QB suffered a gruesome double compound fracture to his ankle back in October 2020, in a game against division rivals New York Giants.

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Having been on the shelf since then, Prescott’s absence was dearly felt by the team on the field. But more than 7 months following the injury, Prescott has been taking baby steps towards his imminent return.   

And according to a recent update from the quarterback himself, the dream of seeing Prescott pad up come Week 1 is not far off from materializing.

Dak Prescott, ready and rearing to go

Prescott, who was recently seen throwing the football again, had remained cautiously optimistic about returning to full-contact play again. But according to ESPN’s Sage Steele, the QB claims he’s ready to pay again.

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“I could go out there and be very successful, start the game, finish the game, and not even worry about the leg,” Prescott said.

Before getting injured, Prescott was having a stellar season. In just 5 games, the QB registered over 1,800 passing yards and 9 touchdowns. 

Sep 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws in the pocket in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Prescott has been a star for the Cowboys offense for the past few seasons. But the franchise and their QB were caught in an impasse over his new contract. 

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The saga that saw the QB get franchise tagged dragged on for two seasons before the parties finally came to a reasonable conclusion. One that seems to have ended in favor of all those involved.

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With Prescott clearing himself to start a game, Cowboys fans can hope for some big games at the AT&T stadium this season. With crowds expected to be back in full strength, it’s only a matter of time before the league takes note of Prescott once again.

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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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