Cowboys making adjustments to Dak Prescott’s pads due to shoulder injury
Dak Prescott is expected to play through a shoulder injury in Sunday’s important divisional game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he may need some tweaks to his equipment in order to give himself the best chance of performing at a high level.
Prescott has not been throwing in practice this week as he recovers from an AC joint sprain. According to Bryan Broaddus of 105.3 the fan, the Dallas Cowboys’ equipment staff has added extra padding to Prescott’s shoulder pads and made some adjustments in advance of Sunday.
Equipment staff has added padding and adjusted Prescott’s shoulder pads in order to help his comfort for the game. Throwing a little bit today and Saturday means the staff can make further adjustments if necessary.
— BryanBroaddus (@BryanBroaddus) December 20, 2019
This week was the first time in his career that Prescott was limited in practice, but there has been no real concern that he is going to sit out on Sunday. However, it will certainly be worth watching to see if the injury appears to impact his ability to throw. If he needs extra padding to avoid discomfort, it would stand to reason that Prescott will be playing at less than 100 percent health.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear this week that he expects Prescott to suit up, and that is likely what is going to happen. Both the Cowboys and Eagles are 7-7, so Sunday’s game could ultimately determine who wins the NFC East.