The Dallas Cowboys Might Have Hit Another Injury Setback Involving QB Dak Prescott

Published 08/12/2021, 8:10 AM EDT


The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2o21 NFL season with renewed enthusiasm. And much of it is based on the return of star quarterback Dak Prescott.

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Prescott who was drafted back in 2016 has been the shining light of the Cowboys offense ever since taking over from franchise legend Tony Romo. Defying expectations, the quarterback has two Pro Bowls appearances under his belt already and is close to breaking the 18,000 passing yard-mark.

While a contract dispute overshadowed much of his performances over the past two seasons, the Cowboys were able to tie him down to a bumper four-year deal during the offseason.

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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)

Prescott seemed to be in the form of his life last season despite playing on the franchise tag. In just five games the quarterback had managed to accumulate over 1,800 passing yards and looked set to break all-time NFL records for a single season.

But that dream was cut short when the QB picked up a compound leg fracture while playing against the Washington Football Team. Requiring two surgeries, Prescott spent most of the past few months on crutches.

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But after months of rehab, Dak Prescott is finally back on the football field. And as per Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the QB is looking as solid as ever.

But with the new season just weeks away, Prescott seems to have hit another stumbling block.

Dallas Cowboys QB set to undergo MRI for his shoulder

Returning to training camp, Dak Prescott seemed nimble on his feet. But then a new concern emerged for the Dallas Cowboys QB, this time regarding his throwing shoulder.

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While practicing with the side on July 28, Prescott complained about some discomfort in his right shoulder. It was later revealed that the QB had suffered a shoulder strain.

Prescott had to skip practice since but was seen taking part in some light drills with wide receiver Amari Cooper on Tuesday. But the Dallas Cowboys have now revealed that the quarterback will now undergo an MRI to check out the shoulder which still seems to be giving him some headaches.

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While the Cowboys insist that it’s not something to worry about, it’s clear that there’s still come concerns regarding his throwing shoulder.

Prescott told the media that his main goal was to “not let it linger” and being smart about the injury so as to not aggravate it. While the Cowboys maintain that Prescott will suit up for their Week 1 tie against defending Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a negative MRI report could play spoil sport.

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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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