The Dallas Cowboys open the entire 2021 NFL season in less than a week. They will be facing the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Florida, and, as many expected, Dak Prescott will be ready to go.
Prescott was poised for a historic season in statistics when his year was cut short. Prescott sustained a severe ankle injury that required several surgeries and ultimately cost him his entire fall.
He was back in action last summer, but a mysterious shoulder problem kept him from being fully fit. Although the Cowboys claimed that they were protecting him by not allowing him to practice, many wondered if he would be able to play in the first season due to the severity of his previous injury. These fears will be allayed next Thursday, fortunately.
Ian Rapoport, an NFL insider, confirms that Dak Preston will be available for Week 1, against Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We could see a shootout for the opening of the NFL season if he looks as good in 2020.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2021
This is a huge deal for the Dallas Cowboys. Dak Prescott walked off the field in panic and said that his shoulder was hurting. Everyone wondered if Dak was going to be 100 percent full speed and ready for the opener. Rapoport spoke today to NFL Network. There were weeks where he didn’t throw, and you couldn’t see him do much other than watching practice. You wondered, ‘What are they not telling us? Is this true? Is this Dak?
“Two ankle operations, one type of arm/shoulder injury. But he’s still back where the Cowboys need and ready for the opener.”
The season opens on Thursday, September 9th at 8:20 pm. ET. NBC will broadcast it.