Dallas QB Dak Prescott sustained a calf injury on the Cowboys’ final play in their Week 6 victory over the New England Patriots. He was out of action for two weeks.
Prescott had been putting up MVP-caliber numbers before this injury. However, things didn’t look the same after Prescott returned to practice in Week 9.
Many believed that the slump was due to his calf injury. In a recent interview, Dak said that this was not the case.
“I wouldn’t say it lingered as long as people gave me the excuse of it. I went through a period of time during the season where I just didn’t play my best ball,” he said on The Rich Eisen Show, per Cowboys insider Jon Machota.
Dak Prescott on @RichEisenShow on his calf injury: “I wouldn’t say it lingered as long as people gave me the excuse of it. I went through a period of time during the season where I just didn’t play my best ball.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) February 10, 2022
Prescott ended his season with 4,449 yards, a career-high 37 touchdown passes and 16 games. He threw 23/43 passes for 254 yards, one touchdown, and one intercept in the Cowboys’ disappointing Wild Card defeat to the 49ers.
Dallas fans can expect a long-awaited and fully-healthy season from Dak Prescott in 2022.