“It’s Tough, it’s Different”- Dak Prescott Opens Up on Rehabilitation Struggles After Season-ending Injury

Published 12/07/2020, 11:15 AM EST


It’s no secret that the Jerry Jones-owned NFL franchise Dallas Cowboys find themselves in all sorts of problems heading into Week 13. A major reason behind their decline in recent weeks is the absence of a starting quarterback in Dak Prescott.

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The former Rookie of the Year awardee suffered a nasty double compound ankle fracture in their Week 5 win over NFC East rivals, New York Giants.

It was later revealed that Prescott will be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery earlier this year. The Cowboys are certainly not the same without Prescott in their starting line-up.

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But Dak Prescott gave fans hope after recently joining his teammates in training to boost team morale.

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott gives rehabilitation update

The Cowboys quarterback’s rehabilitation is right on schedule as for now. Prescott is expected to resume training ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

Here’s what he has to say about his ongoing rehabilitation in Texas. “Don’t take anything you’re doing for granted, whether it’s a walkthrough … no matter how big it is or how small it is, don’t take it for granted because it’s a blessing…

“So I know what it means to be ready, to stay ready in case a guy gets injured in front of you. And now to be that guy that’s injured, for the first time in my career, I’m missing the rest of the season, it’s different, it’s tough.

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“But for me, as I talk about the mental capacity, for me it’s about creating and making small victories. Each and every day, when I wake up and I go in for rehab, it’s about for me, seeing my leg or seeing my body do something that it didn’t do the day before or creating a feeling that I didn’t have the day before so I know that I’m continuing to get better,” Prescott said.

Oct 11, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) leaves the field with an injury in the third quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys are currently in a tough spot as far as the 2020 NFL season is concerned. They are last in the NFC East and are slowly losing pace in the race for the Playoffs. Let’s hope that the return of Dak Prescott will spur the Cowboys to greater heights in 2021.

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