An MRI had revealed the quarterback suffered a latissimus strain and could potentially miss the team's season-opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 9th. However, a second MRI has given the Cowboys good news about their quarterback's health.
Prescott's shoulder healing well and he could play during preseason
ESPN's Todd Archer has reported that Dak Prescott's shoulder is "healing well," and the quarterback could return to practice soon.
Prescott had a third throwing session before the Cowboys' preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals and came out of it feeling any discomfort in his shoulder. The Cowboys had initially shut him down for two weeks to ensure he fully recovers from his shoulder strain.
It was only a precautionary measure as Prescott wanted to make sure's he was fully fit ahead of the 2021 NFL season. The Cowboys star said he would have played through the pain had he suffered a shoulder strain during the regular season.
Prescott went through two throwing sessions on August 7th and 10th and did not feel any residual or unexpected pain. Prescott will return to training this week and prepare for the Cowboys' next preseason game against the Houston Texans on August 29th.
Prescott gearing up for a long-awaited return
Dak Prescott is eager to get some preseason action under his belt before the Cowboys travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the reigning Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season.
Prescott enjoyed a stellar season in 2020 before a gruesome ankle injury in Week 5 against the New York Giants ended his campaign. Despite missing 11 games, the Cowboys signed Prescott to a four-year, $160 million extension, confirming his status as their franchise quarterback
With his future secured, Prescott will now be looking to end the Cowboys' 25-year wait for a Super Bowl win. The Cowboys are favorites to win the NFC East and if Prescott can play at the level that he managed last season before suffering the injury, they could go deep in the playoffs.