‘Same Old Dak’ – Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup Lauds Dak Prescott for Comeback Since Injury

Published 06/07/2021, 4:35 PM EDT
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)


If one has to put a finger on when the hopes of the Dallas Cowboys reaching the Super Bowl last season, it would probably be Week 5. Taking on the Washington Football Team, the Cowboys lost their star quarterback Dak Prescott due to a gruesome ankle injury.

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Suffering a compound fracture and dislocation of the right ankle the Cowboys‘ hopes and dreams were laid to bed for another season. But perhaps after more than a quarter of a century of waiting, 2021 will be different.

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Prescott is back. Injury free and with a new contract. Locked in to a new four-year deal, Cowboys fans have renewed optimism heading into 2021.

And it seems like it’s not just the fans who are excited about Prescott’s return.

Dak Prescott back to his very best

Appearing on GMFB, Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup was asked about his thoughts about the quarterback returning from injury. Returning from an injury of Prescott’s nature is no piece of cake. But according to Gallup, Prescott has picked up right from where he left off.

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“Dak looks like the same old Dak, ready to get out there, ready to be a leader,” Gallup said. “He just has that little thing to him. Every time you see him, you just want to make sure you’re doing everything right for him.”

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Talking about the QB’s big payday and desire to return to the field, Gallup said that the starting role and the new contract are things that the QB has earned by putting in the hard work.

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

“He’s a great dude on and off the field, coming out here after his injury, after his contract. He’s the same old dude. Ain’t nothing changed about him except he just wants to play now. Props to him. Everything he’s done, he’s earned. Just an amazing player.”

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Alongside Gallup, the Cowboys have the luxury to fall back on other elite talents like Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Ezekiel Elliot on offense. Add Prescott to the mix, and the Cowboys seem to have found the recipe for success.

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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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