Dak Prescott left practice on Thursday after discomfort in his surgically-repaired right ankle. Doing so, of course, resulted in him being listed as limited on the injury report. Still, he says he is fine and will have no limitations on Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town.
Prescott entered training camp in the healthiest and best shape of his life. He said his foot was uncomfortable in his new Air Jordan 11s he was thinking about wearing on Sunday. Prescott has been wearing Jordan 1s throughout training camp and plans to return to them. “Switching shoes today probably wasn't the best idea. There we go. We're good to go. I promise you I'm great,” Prescott said.
Head Coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott would be a full participant Friday and Saturday. “I don't have any concerns,” he said. Here we go again, the media blowing these things out of proportion.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy on QB Dak Prescott (shoe): “He's going to be a full participant today. I anticipate he'll be the same tomorrow, so I don't have any concern” for Sunday. Asked if Prescott had MRI, McCarthy said only that team “checked him out” and determined he's fine. pic.twitter.com/nCPuJgx9pX
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 9, 2022
“I feel great. I still feel the best that I've felt in a very, very long time,” Prescott said. “Not even comparable to where I was last year going into this game. So, honestly just excited and ready for Sunday to get here.” Prescott threw 403 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener a year ago, coming off that injury the season before with no preseason or much of training camp to help him out.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (ankle) was limited in practice today. Will show up on injury report, but he insists issue is minor. Discomfort from shoe switch. “I feel great. I still feel the best that I've felt in a very, very long time. …I'm good to go. I promise you.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 8, 2022
Let's all relax and pump the brakes. Prescott is fine. Time will tell, but just because he was uncomfortable and needed to take them off and leave does not mean he did anything more to his ankle. I would be just as cautious if I were in his situation, and we all know how it went during the 2020 season when he missed eleven games, not well. He will practice today and tomorrow and play on Sunday, so let's see how all of this goes and then we can revisit this and see if people still want to freak out for no reason.