Dak Prescott hasn’t been a full participant in practice for over a week now, but the Dallas Cowboys quarterback took a significant step forward on Saturday.
Prescott’s been nursing a shoulder strain for a little over a week. Although it’s not considered serious, Prescott essentially has had to stop throwing until any pain or soreness in his shoulder goes away. As a result, he hasn’t even been able to throw a football in a few days.
“I felt some soreness when making certain throws today, and I really just decided not to push things too far,” Prescott said last week. It’s better to be careful and smart about this. This is not a serious setback for me. It will be treated on a daily basis and I will be fine.”
Prescott made a significant leap forward on Saturday. He made a few passes to the Cowboys during practice.
Dak Prescott kind of throwing a pass in practice. More than he had done since July 28. pic.twitter.com/yEzmN1BwY3
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 7, 2021
This seems to be a positive sign. Since July 28, it’s the first time Dak has thrown a football. At least, while reporters were present.
Since the start of training camp, the Cowboys have repeatedly downplayed this injury. It’s not a reason to panic considering Dallas expects its franchise quarterback will be healthy by the start of the 2021 season.
Both Prescott and Cowboys seem to be waiting-and-see in this particular situation. Prescott may push his shoulder a little if it feels good. He may need to rest for a week if he feels any pain or soreness.
Prescott will not be rushed back by the Cowboys. The regular season won’t begin for another month. Prescott has plenty time to return to full health.