FRISCO, Texas — Dak Prescott has had 5 full practices since July 27 and no preseason work after lacking the ultimate 11 video games of the 2020 season, however the Dallas Cowboys quarterback says he’s prepared for subsequent week’s season opener towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“I am positively prepared. I am excited,” he stated after Friday’s observe in full pads. “I put in loads of work to get thus far. Whether or not it was months in the past, rehabbing the ankle, to the previous couple of [weeks] protecting the toes working whereas I used to be letting my arm relaxation. There’s a lot work I put into this I am simply excited to go on the market and be part of the complete sport. Simply being on the market with my brothers and having the ability to do one thing I really like.”
Prescott’s latissimus pressure in his proper shoulder, which took him out of 10 practices in Oxnard, California, and again at The Star in Frisco, Texas, is feeling one hundred pc. There aren’t any limits in what he does in observe or what the sport plan will seem like towards the Buccaneers. His surgically repaired proper ankle, which he damage final October, has not been a difficulty since he returned to observe throughout organized group actions within the spring.
“I believe we went about this course of the best approach that a part of it was defending me from myself,” Prescott stated. “I imply, the second I acquired into any group reps, I wasn’t dialing something down. I wasn’t attempting to throw a certain quantity of share. I believe that is simply the way in which I play the sport, I simply went on the market and enjoying throughout the second, ripping passes, not enthusiastic about it, simply making the performs I wanted to make. Then after two days like that realizing there wasn’t any residual impact and I wasn’t sore. I have been sticking to the plan and it is all labored out. Yeah, from the shoulder to the leg to my thoughts, I am able to go.”
There’s something of a catch-up the Cowboys are attempting to do in these practices. Prescott stated he labored out with some gamers throughout the necessary three-day break following the ultimate preseason sport, and in the event that they want any additional work over the following week they may do it.
Earlier than Aug. 25, he had not thrown a move to Amari Cooper, who was recovering from offseason ankle surgical procedure, in coaching camp. CeeDee Lamb returned to observe this week from a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist.
“You have to give him credit score for the method that he labored himself by way of,” coach Mike McCarthy stated. “It is not like he simply stood within the again and did not do something whereas he wasn’t throwing. He is staying on high of the footwork. His conditioning could not be higher. All the additional work that every one these guys put into it, Dak took benefit of that point.”
The Cowboys have three extra full practices, one in pads, earlier than flying to Tampa, Florida, Wednesday, and Prescott will play in his first sport in 340 days.
“After I look again now, it is sort of flown by. It has,” Prescott stated. “But it surely positively wasn’t a blur as a result of all the pieces was very purposeful: all the pieces I used to be doing with the sport, away from the sport, simply attempting to make myself a greater particular person, higher participant and it is simply thrilling. I do know all the pieces’s cultivated for this second.”