Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys will kickoff the 2021 NFL season in a big way with a primetime matchup against the reigning world champions this coming Thursday. The 28-year old quarterback will make his triumphant return to the game in a Raymond James Stadium that holds a capacity of 60,000.
While some athletes might collapse under the pressure of this moment in time, Dak would not have it any other way.
It is what it is. According to Clarence Hill Jr., Cowboys insider, he stated that he wouldn’t have it any other way.
“They coming off the Super Bowl title, and us, having the fans back to full capacity. This is what the NFL, and the world, needs.”
Dak Prescott embraces opening in primetime against Tom Brady and Tampa Bay: I love it the way it is. I wouldn’t want it any other way to be honest. Them coming off of the Super Bowl title and us, having fans back to full capacity, I think this is what the NFL and the world needs.
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) September 3, 2021
Prescott has not played in a single game since his season-ending ankle injury during Week 5 of 2020’s season. After months of rehabilitation and recovery, Prescott suffered a minor shoulder injury in training camp.
Prescott is now ready for his sixth NFL season.
“I’m ready. “I’m ready. I am excited. “I’ve done a lot to get here,” Prescott said to reporters earlier today. Per Michael Gehlken, Dallas Morning News.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott: “I’m ready. I’m definitely ready. I’m excited. I’ve put a lot of work in to get to this point.” pic.twitter.com/Ay5cFUXet8
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 3, 2021
“I have high standards for myself. According to David Moore, Dallas Morning News, he said that he plans to start out quickly. To be sincere, I plan to do better than last year.
The Cowboys’ quarterback would have to be able to start the new season with a better start than the previous year’s first weeks. Dak Prescott had a league-leading 1,690 passing yard (three games over 500 yards) and nine touchdowns through the first four games of the 2020 season.
The Cowboys will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday