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Here is the advice Derek Jeter gave Dak Prescott about ankle injury

Derek Jeter

As Dak Prescott worked his way back from a serious leg injury suffered in Week 5 last season, he received advice from another famous athlete: Derek Jeter.

Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocated ankle during the Dallas Cowboys’ Week 5 game against the New York Giants last year. While he was recovering, the Cowboys’ mental coach, Chad Bohling, put Prescott in touch with Jeter, who also dealt with an ankle injury during his career.

So what was Jeter’s message to Prescott? Greg Bishop shared it in a feature on Prescott for SI.

According to Bishop’s cover story on Prescott, Jeter told the Cowboys quarterback not to rush back and to make sure he was fully healthy before playing again. Jeter had made the mistake of trying to hurry his rehab and ended up making things worse.

Jeter suffered a fractured ankle during the 2012 ALCS. During rehab, he suffered a crack where the fracture was located. His 2013 season turned into a mess. Jeter was activated in July, then went back to the disabled list after a day due to his quad. Upon returning, he hurt his calf and went back on the DL. Then he went on the DL for good with more ankle problems.

Jeter only played in 17 games that season and had three stints on the DL. He doesn’t want to see the same thing happen to Prescott.

Prescott apparently has reminded himself of that advice as he works his way back. The Cowboys quarterback is now dealing with a shoulder injury that could keep him out for the preseason. He now has two injuries not to rush himself back from.

Dak Prescott may be held out of entire preseason by Cowboys

Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys insist that quarterback Dak Prescott is on course to start in Week 1, though there’s a chance he might not play at all in preseason.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that the team was being cautious with Prescott’s shoulder soreness, but still expect he will be ready for Week 1. McCarthy added, however, that if Prescott does not play in Saturday’s third preseason game, he won’t play in the fourth, either.

There have been some signs of concern for Prescott’s shoulder, but the Cowboys continue to publicly say that everything is fine. That’s backed up by the fact that Prescott was apparently able to throw pain-free on Saturday.

Prescott is still coming off a gruesome ankle injury he suffered last season. That’s all the more reason for the Cowboys to be cautious and take it slow with getting him back on the field.

Report: Dak Prescott threw before game without pain

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott did not play in the Dallas Cowboys’ second preseason game on Saturday night, which was expected. He did, however, throw before the exhibition, and it reportedly could not have gone better.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media says Prescott had “no setbacks, no issues, no pain” while throwing before Saturday’s game.

Prescott left practice on July 28 with the shoulder injury. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said the quarterback did some “light throwing” last weekend, but Prescott has not taken part in throwing drills in practice. The fact that he threw without pain is a positive sign.

Prescott underwent a second MRI earlier in the week, but the Cowboys said it was only precautionary. They have maintained both publicly and privately that they are not concerned the shoulder injury will be a long-term issue.

Prescott, who is still working his way back from the gruesome ankle injury he suffered last year, blamed himself for the shoulder issue. The Cowboys are obviously playing it safe with him, but he appears to be on track to play in Week 1.

Cowboys still not concerned about Dak Prescott despite shoulder MRI?

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott has been out with a shoulder injury for more than two weeks now. The Dallas Cowboys sent fans into a collective panic on Wednesday when they revealed that the star quarterback is having another MRI, but apparently they still are not overly concerned.

The Cowboys said Prescott’s latest MRI was only precautionary and that he is still expected to be fully cleared for the team’s Week 1 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Cowboys are maintaining the same confidence privately.

Fowler said in his column on Friday that the Cowboys have “zero concern that Prescott’s shoulder injury will linger.” He added that Dallas is debating whether to play Prescott for a series or two in the team’s second preseason game on Aug. 21.

The second piece of information is key, if true. There’s no way the Cowboys would even think about playing Prescott in a meaningless game if his shoulder needed a lot more time to heal.

Prescott left practice on July 28 with the shoulder injury. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said the quarterback did some “light throwing” last weekend, but Prescott has not taken part in throwing drills.

Prescott, who is still working his way back from the gruesome ankle injury he suffered last year, blamed himself for the shoulder issue. The Cowboys are obviously playing it safe with him, but it would be a surprise if he is not under center in Week 1.

Here is the latest on Dak Prescott’s shoulder injury

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott has not thrown at practice with the Dallas Cowboys in nearly two weeks, which has led to some concern that his shoulder injury may not be healed in time for the start of the regular season. However, it does not sound like the team is panicking.

ESPN’s Ed Werder said Tuesday that he was told by a Cowboys source that there is “absolutely no concern” about Prescott being healthy enough to play in Week 1. Werder notes that there is a difference between being fully healthy and fully prepared, but Dallas does not feel Prescott is dealing with a long-term injury.

Prescott left practice on July 28 with the shoulder injury. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said the quarterback did some “light throwing” over the weekend, but Prescott has not taken part in throwing drills.

Prescott, who is still working his way back from the gruesome ankle injury he suffered last year, blamed himself for the shoulder issue. The Cowboys are obviously playing it safe with him, but it would be a surprise if he is not under center in Week 1.

Dak Prescott blames himself for his shoulder injury

Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will be temporarily sidelined with a shoulder issue, but it doesn’t sound serious. In fact, Prescott thinks he himself is to blame for the injury.

Prescott blamed a lack of warmup for the shoulder soreness that popped up this week. He said that he made a long throw without being sufficiently warmed up, and believes that contributed to the issues.

Prescott will be shut down for a few days to get fully healthy. The good news is that nobody thinks the injury is a serious one.

Prescott is also still working his way back from the ankle injury he suffered last season. That may also be a factor when the Cowboys figure out how best to handle him during the preseason in light of that. The shoulder issue may be an accidental message to Prescott to not overdo it.

Mike McCarthy offers update on Dak Prescott’s shoulder injury

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott is still working his way back from a gruesome leg injury he suffered last year, but it was a different ailment that sidelined the Dallas Cowboys quarterback on Wednesday. Fortunately, the new injury does not sound serious.

Prescott left Wednesday’s practice and later told reporters he “felt some soreness when making certain throws today.” He was diagnosed with a strained muscle in his throwing shoulder. On Thursday, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott will not be throwing at practice for at least a couple of days.

“I don’t know if you put him in a limited category. He’ll do all the run game stuff, all the footwork stuff,” McCarthy said, per Jon Machota of The Athletic. “But we’ve just gotta shut him down from throwing for a couple days.”

Prescott said he initially felt some soreness during Tuesday’s practice and wanted to play it safe when it lingered into the following day. He also told reporters that “everything is fine,” so the Cowboys are likely not overly concerned.

If what he said about his ankle injury recently is any indication, Prescott is in a good place heading into the 2021 season. We doubt the minor shoulder injury will change that, though there is obviously no need for the Cowboys to rush him back.

Dak Prescott, girlfriend Natalie Buffett attend College World Series

Dak Prescott girlfriend Natalie Buffett

Dak Prescott and his girlfriend Natalie Buffett flew in to Omaha on Tuesday to catch the College World Series.

Buffett shared a few clips on her Instagram Story on Tuesday showing them in a private plane on the way to Omaha. She also showed herself holding up a ball that she apparently got her hands on while at the game.

Prescott, who is the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, played college ball at Mississippi State. He wore a Mississippi State baseball jersey and big hat and was a big hit at the game:

The Bulldogs lost Game 1 of the best-of-3 series to Vanderbilt but built a lead early in Tuesday’s Game 2.

Prescott and Buffett went official on social media almost a year ago. The quarterback has since signed a 4-year, $160 million contract with the Cowboys.

5 Top NFL Comeback Player of the Year candidates

Dak Prescott

The NFL is getting closer to training camp and then the first preseason games since 2019 will follow. It is also the beginning of a comeback journey for several of the league’s biggest stars.

More than a handful of players will be vying for this year’s NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. But these five superstars have the best odds to win that piece of hardware.

5. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns

Unfortunately for Odell Beckham Jr., he’s a regular on “Comeback Player of the Year” lists. Injuries just seem to follow him along with the subsequent, “this is going to be my year” hot take. Eventually, that hope will come to fruition, and OBJ will remind us all why he was once considered the most gifted wide receiver in football. Could 2021 finally be that season? Beckham suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 last year. Because of the timeline, he may not be able to start off the upcoming season at full strength. For that reason, OBJ appears further down on this list than he otherwise would have. Still, don’t put anything past the 28-year-old, whose motivation can not be questioned.

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Dak Prescott has warning for NFL about Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

If Dak Prescott is right, the Dallas Cowboys offense might be in for a big season in 2021.

Prescott said Friday that Elliott is in “the best shape of his life” and suggested that the running back is in for a big comeback season in 2021.

“Zeke looks great,” Prescott said, via Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. “He’s in the best shape of his life. Looking fast. Everybody’s seen the clips of him working out independently with his running back coach. His cuts, just how explosive he is. Excited to have a full year with him again and getting him healthy throughout the whole season.”

Obviously, we can’t know for sure how true this is until we get a glimpse at Elliott for ourselves. That said, Prescott isn’t the only one who’s saying these things about Elliott.

Injuries slowed Elliott last season, limiting him to a career-worst 979 rushing yards. He was also hurt by Prescott’s injury absence, which allowed defenses to key in on him more. Those things should change in 2021, so maybe Prescott is right.