NFL Insider Provides Update on Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s Injury Return

Published 08/16/2021, 10:45 AM EDT


The Dallas Cowboys endured a rough 2020. With their defense in shambles and their offense looking toothless, America’s Team finished last season with a 6-10 losing record.

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And perhaps the biggest reason for the Cowboys’ plight last season was the absence of star quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott, who started the season in hot form suffered a compound fracture to his leg during the side’s Week 7 tie against the Washington Football Team.

With Dak sidelined for the season, the otherwise feared Cowboys offense failed to get going under backup QB Andy Dalton. There were issues regarding Prescott’s long-term future with the franchise as well.

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys on the field during warm ups before the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Playing the 2020 season under the franchise tag, the Cowboys sorted that out by offering the QB a bumper four-year contract extension.

After staying away from the field for more than nine months, Prescott underwent rehab to finally turn up for the franchise’s training camp ahead of the 2021 NFL season.

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But then again, another setback hit Prescott. While throwing reps at training, the quarterback complained of pain in his right shoulder. The quarterback since has not taken part in any of the Cowboys’ training.

But according to recent report, that could change soon.

Dallas Cowboys handed Dak Prescott injury boost

Dak Prescott had to undergo an MRI on his throwing shoulder following what was believed to be a latissimus strain. While the Dallas Cowboys insisted that it was nothing to worry about, there were growing concerns regarding Prescott’s long absence from training camp.

But NFL insider Tom Pelissero has offered some good news for the Cowboys.

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“Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is expected to practice on a limited basis today, per source. Prescott has thrown several times on the side in recent days, but this will be his first time working in with the team since he felt soreness in his throwing shoulder July 28,” he tweeted.

With Prescott set to take take part in practice again, the next question would be when he can return to full training. It’s unlikely that the Cowboys will take the risk of playing Prescott in any of their remaining preseason games.

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But the wait continues regarding whether or not he’ll be fully fit to start the Cowboys first tie of the season against defending Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 9.

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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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