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    Dak Prescott Could Miss Weeks of Camp, Preseason with Shoulder Strain

    After jogging off the practice field under his own power at Wednesday's practice, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott received an MRI that revealed a right shoulder strain. Initial reports were that the is not serious, and Prescott removed himself from practice out of caution. However, the expectation is now that Prescott could miss multiple weeks of practice.

    The Cowboys are practicing with the full fan experience available in , after being unable to hold camp in California last season. For a franchise QB coming off an ankle injury that cost him his season after week five, running on the field and performing well through the first week of practice will have to hold these fans over. Prescott won't be the only star the Cowboys see sidelined currently, as he's joined by WR Amari Cooper and DE DeMarcus Lawrence. Neither starter may see any practice time in Oxnard, according to .

    The injury update on Prescott came from Cowboys public relations before the conclusion of practice, in an effort to calm a fanbase on trying to avoid flashbacks of 2020. For those in attendance, the remainder of practice made it hard to do so, as the made plays against , , and at QB.

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    Gilbert has been the Cowboys preferred backup QB at practice so far, a topic we covered here:

    Dallas’ confidence in Gilbert was enough that they didn’t sign any more-experienced quarterback during the . Even though like and Brett Hundley (a former McCarthy player, no less) came in for visits, the Cowboys have ultimately trusted that someone from their current group would be a sufficient backup for 2021.

    Given the treatment he’s received so far in camp, that trust seems to have a lot to do with Garrett Gilbert.

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    GM/Owner Jerry Jones, QB Dak Prescott

    With the upcoming season being just Prescott's first as the Cowboys new $160 million arm, a cautious approach is the right one here. The Cowboys have been criticized in the past for “running it back” with rosters in need of an upgrade, but this year's team has a legitimate case to improve on simply with their returners.

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    While Prescott is out, the team continues to work LT and RT back into the lineup. They've seen and make incredible catches without Cooper on the field with them, and TE pick up where he left off as a threat in the ahead of .

    All of this will mean nothing if the offense the Cowboys take into their primetime opener at the Buccaneers doesn't feature all of these starters and Prescott under . The expectation of course is that it will, but with Dallas opening the in Canton a week from today don't expect to see many big names against the Steelers.

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    VAM

    Obviously not good news and wondering if there is more to this “strain” than PR is putting out.

    Dave Fooshee

    It’s probably just like they say a strain. I think it would be hard to shovel all that money into a bank!

    gary b

    I’m inclined to believe them that it is just a strain. I know many QBs get sore shoulders early in training camp. But u never know with the cowboys. They are rarely forthright when it comes to injury status for players.

    Anton levay

    Dak is and will continue to be a mid-level QB and won’t take Dallas anywhere close to a super bowl.Has declined since rookie season.He is way over paid and he has no proven ability to improvise on the fly.Just sticks to play called.Dhould have kept Dalton.This injury will plague us all season.Jerry will never learn and as long as he is owner/gm/vice pres. and coach we will remain mediocre.Al Davis reincarnated.

    Matt Borges

    Bottom Line is …. Was he enjoying himself instead of sitting in a wheelchair due to his ankle and not exercising his throwing arm and not working out at least his upper body . Now think about that .

    Matthew Borges

    Gilbert played better than Dalton in the one game he played . He could be a one shot Wonder but Andy Dalton cannot rely on his arm he definitely handed the ball more off to Ezekiel Elliott but Ezekiel Elliott is not as good as he used to be he had that one break out season and that was what his rookie year. He may be relied on more this year but as we have all noticed over the past couple of seasons Dak has been throwing the ball more . Dak has also proven himself to be a very good thrower then Elliot running the ball . I think they should have looked for another running back . Elliot is a showboat I mean look at him when he got drafted wearing a tuxedo with cut off arms and a bow tie and it was showing his tummy as a cut off shirt or jacket whatever you know what I mean . To me that savoring his ass . I’m tired of seeing Jerry Jones f*** this team every season .

    VAM

    Agree with Anton, DP IS MOST DEFINITELY WAY OVER PAID. Possibly the most overpaid player in the league. JJ should have had a backup plan, but instead got painted into a corner and panicked last minute.

    Dalton is certainly better than what we have now at QB2.

    As for DP being a mid-level QB, it’s becoming more evident that this is the case. Just look at his last two years. And don’t let the gaudy stats of last year before his injury and the hype fool you, he racked up a lot of empty calorie yards. And we all SHOULD know what that means.

    Normally do not disagree much with Gary b, but I don’t remember “many” starting QBs with sore shoulders in training camp.

    As far as DP in the SB, well he certainly has the supporting cast and is in the right division to start that process, but if I had the bet, I say no. Does not mean I won’t be rooting for my team, as I have since the sixties. Long time seeing great QBs on our team and other teams. Does one see that greatness in DP???

    Well let’s see how this “strain” plays out first before talking SB anyhow.