Dak Prescott has been the biggest storyline of the offseason for multiple reasons, one of which being his recently-new injury.
Prescott, who has made a full recovery from a season-ending injury he suffered last year, is now dealing with a whole new problem: a shoulder strain. The Cowboys quarterback has been a limited participant in practices for several weeks now, and some are starting to worry his injury is worse than previously reported.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter sent Cowboys fans into panic mode with a report last week. He said he’s not sure if Prescott will be 100 percent at any point this season. NFL insider Ian Rapoport is hearing otherwise.
Rapoport reported on Monday that Prescott is going to be just fine. That confirms what Jerry Jones said ahead of the Cowboys-Texans preseason game over the weekend.
“He’s going to be fine,” Rapoport told Pat McAfee on Monday. “… He’s going to be good. 100 percent.”
Jerry Jones said “If we were lining up against Tampa tonight he’d be starting and we’d feel great about it”@RapSheet says Dak is on track for week 1
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 23, 2021
It doesn’t sound like Ian Rapoport has any worry about Dak Prescott whatsoever. The Cowboys are just being extra cautious here. We don’t blame them.
The Cowboys signed Prescott to a four-year extension worth $160 million earlier this offseason. They want to ensure he’s healthy every year of his contract. Why rush him back into action just for the preseason? The Cowboys might as well continue to rest Prescott and prepare for the fast-approaching 2021 season in the process.
From the sound of it, Prescott will play when the Cowboys take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 9.
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