Dak Prescott was on his way to set career numbers before his horrific injury in the Cowboys 5th matchup against the Giants. So everyone had doubts about whether Dak Prescott will be able to return in time for training camp. But Mike McCarthy has no doubts about his QB’s return.
Dak Prescott was terrifying defences with his loaded offence in the early part of 2020. The QB threw for 1,856 yards, 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions 4 and a half games with a QB rating of almost 100. Prescott’s recovery from the compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle he suffered last October has gone well. He has been at The Star for rehab and workouts and also has been working out with his personal quarterback’s coach.
Because of Dak’s injury, Daniel Jones started 9 more games than Prescott in 2020.
However, total touchdowns…
Dak Prescott: 13
Daniel Jones: 12 pic.twitter.com/0t7ZWWztX5
— Dan Rogers (@DannyPhantom24) May 14, 2021
Mike McCarthy believes Dak Prescott should be ready before OTA’s
The Cowboys will open Phase 3 of the offseason program in which they will go through organized team activities and the mandatory minicamp that runs June 8-10.
McCarthy believes Prescott will be full-go by training camp in July. “Yeah. I have no reason not to think that,” the Dallas coach told reporters Saturday. “I know he feels really good. He’s had some excellent workouts the last couple of weeks.”
“He’ll do most things,” McCarthy said when asked what he anticipates Prescott will do during the on-field work. “There’s a plan in place that’s coordinated with [athletic trainers Britt Brown and Jim Maurer] and the training room so I know he feels really good. He’s really had some excellent workouts here in the last couple of weeks. I’d see him doing most of the work.”
Dak Prescott will take part in OTAs on a limited basis as the remainder of the offseason unfolds.
Head coach Mike McCarthy said he expects the Cowboys QB to be completely cleared medically for the start of training camp in July. pic.twitter.com/bmvyLcOGFw
— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) May 15, 2021
Dak Prescott’s comments about his injury
Dak Prescott made remarkable progress with his injury over the course of the offseason
“That’s a feeling that’s tough to put in words,” Prescott said on NFL Total Access in late April. “Six months ago, being carted off the field and knowing your season’s done. Just spending the last few months throwing the ball from a chair, to actually be out there using my own two feet and slinging it around felt good. But that was two weeks ago and I’m well further than that, so that’s the exciting part.”
The $66 million signing bonus that came with Dak Prescott’s four-year, $160 million contract extension pushes the Cowboys star into the $100 million club as he returns from an ankle injury pic.twitter.com/wRGvfy8QTt
— Forbes (@Forbes) May 12, 2021
Dak Prescott will finally have a season where he won’t have to worry about his future. After signing a 4-year $160M contract making him the 2nd highest paid QB, Dak will take over a loaded offence with the likes of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Ceedee Lamb with Ezekiel Elliot in the backfield. The Cowboys 2021 season will be highly anticipated.