Prescott has a shoulder strain. As a result, he has not been able to participate in Cowboys’ practices. He has not even attempted to throw the ball this week.
McCarthy shared new details about Prescott’s shoulder strain Tuesday. According to Michael Gehlken, Dallas Morning News, Prescott said that the Cowboys quarterback had “taken a step back.” Prescott will therefore not throw in practice Tuesday and will not participate in the Hall of Fame Game Thursday.
Cowboys will take every precaution to make sure the 28-year old is fit for the 2021 season.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has “taken a step back” in his return from shoulder strain, coach Mike McCarthy said. “We’re being more conservative with his timetable.” Prescott won’t throw today. Won’t play in Hall of Fame Game. Team trying to avoid it becoming “something bigger.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 3, 2021
This is possible. It’s possible that the Dallas Cowboys are just being cautious to protect their franchise quarterback. It’s still concerning.
Dak Prescott was sidelined for the entirety of the 2020 season after sustaining a terrible season-ending injury. Since then, he has made a complete recovery and should be back to play by Week 1. His shoulder strain is another sad development.
Prescott would not have taken many photos in Thursday’s Hall of Fame Game. Preseason games are where starting quarterbacks only play one or two series. Prescott will likely start Cooper Rush as the backup quarterback.
This Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Game. ET on FOX