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Dak Prescott leaving Adidas for Jordan Brand

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Dak Prescott is making a big change with his endorsements.

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback is leaving Adidas and signing a 5-year deal with Jordan Brand, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday.

There are around 25 NFL players who are signed with Jordan Brand. Schefter says Prescott will be the only QB on their roster. Jimmy Garoppolo signed with Jordan Brand in 2018, though it’s unclear if his deal has expired. Dwayne Haskins and DeShone Kizer are other quarterbacks listed as Jordan athletes.

This has been a big offseason for Prescott. He signed a 4-year, $160 million deal with the Cowboys in March. Now he’s joining Jordan Brand. Additionally, all reports about his recovery from his leg injury last year have been positive.

Dak Prescott says he has ‘buried’ ankle injury mentally

Dak Prescott

One worry when a star athlete suffers a major injury is that it might impact him mentally even after he has recovered. That apparently won’t be an issue for Dak Prescott.

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback said Wednesday that he has “buried” his fractured ankle mentally and urged everyone else to do the same as he gets ready for the 2021 season.

“I’ve buried the injury,” Prescott said, via Todd Archer of ESPN. “Honestly, guys, you know me, from the point of practice, from the point of just moving forward and going about my life, I’ve buried it mentally. And I think you guys and a lot of people around have to help me in burying it as well as we move forward.”

Prescott said he had fully moved on in May when he was able to do physical activity without even thinking about his surgically-repaired right ankle.

“Had a good Cinco de Mayo, was a little active and at that time maybe did some little dance moves and I felt like I’m ready to go,” Prescott said. “So that was the time that I said in my head, ‘The injury’s gone.'”

While the Cowboys have no intention of rushing Prescott up to full speed, this is great news for the team. It sounds like he’s ready to go whenever he’s asked to. With his contract situation sorted out, the potential is there for a big season from the Dallas quarterback.

Mike McCarthy provides updated timeline for Dak Prescott’s recovery

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott said on Sunday that he feels as though he would be able to suit up and play a game right now, but the Dallas Cowboys are committed to taking it slow with their franchise quarterback. Still, all of the news surrounding Prescott’s recovery continues to be positive.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday that Prescott has had no physical limitations during the team’s offseason training program. However, the plan is to hold the 27-year-old out of team drills until training camp in July as a precaution.

McCarthy added that Prescott is “ahead of schedule” with his rehab, which is consistent with what we have heard for several weeks now.

Prescott said Sunday that he is confident he could take hits now and not have to worry about his surgically repaired ankle. Obviously, there is no reason to have him do that in May. The comments just give us a glimpse into his mental and physical state.

It was fair to wonder if Prescott would take a full year to recover given how awful his ankle injury looked, but it sounds like his rehab has gone as well as possible. The Cowboys proved they are confident the ankle won’t be an issue when they signed Prescott to a massive contract extension earlier this offseason.

Dak Prescott offers very promising update on leg injury rehab

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott has been rehabbing from the gruesome ankle injury he suffered last October, and all indications are that he will be fully recovered in plenty of time for the start of the 2021 season. As far as Prescott is concerned, he’s ready to go right now.

Prescott told ESPN’s Sage Steele on Sunday that he feels he could play a full game now. The Dallas Cowboys star said he wouldn’t even have to think twice about his surgically repaired leg.

Obviously, the Cowboys don’t want Prescott going out and taking hits just yet. However, those comments certainly give us a good understanding of his physical and mental state with two months to go until training camp.

It was fair to wonder if Prescott would take a full year to recover given how awful his ankle injury looked, but it sounds like his rehab has gone as well as possible. The Cowboys proved they are confident the ankle won’t be an issue when they signed Prescott to a massive contract extension earlier this offseason. Head coach Mike McCarthy also recently shared an encouraging update.

Prescott should be good to go in Week 1.

Mike McCarthy has encouraging update on Dak Prescott’s recovery

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott certainly appears fully on his way to being a full participant in training camp, and maybe even sooner than that.

Prescott has been successfully rehabbing his fractured ankle, and Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy provided a very encouraging update on that progress on Saturday. McCarthy said he expects Prescott to be cleared by training camp, and possibly sooner.

“I think this week in Phase 2 will be a nice step in that direction,” McCarthy said, via Todd Archer of ESPN. “I know he feels really good.”

McCarthy added that he anticipates Prescott being able to do “most things” physically once on-field work begins.

In the brief glimpses we’ve seen of Prescott during his rehab, he’s looked very good. It sounds like he’s pretty much made a full recovery, and the Cowboys will be expecting big things from their franchise quarterback and hoping for a healthy 2021.

Dak Prescott looks sharp in video posted by trainer

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Dak Prescott’s recovery from the fractured ankle he suffered last season appears to be right on schedule.

In a video posted by quarterback trainer Damian Devon, Prescott is seen practicing quick screens. Notably, he is planting firmly on his right foot, which is where he suffered the injury.

It’s a small step, but it’s nice to see Prescott throwing. It’s also good to see him putting emphasis on his right ankle without any apparent issue.

The Cowboys will be counting on Prescott to recapture his old form after the ankle injury. That’s certainly what they’ll be paying him for. They will have monitored his rehab progress closely, and this video should only serve to make them feel optimistic.

Jerry Jones suggests he’s okay overpaying for Dak Prescott

Jerry Jones

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seems to think he overpaid for Dak Prescott, and he’s okay with that.

Jones suggested at a press conference announcing Prescott’s extension that he had overpaid, and Prescott may have gotten the better of him in negotiations, but added that he wasn’t particularly bothered by it.

This is pretty classic Jones, and kind of a backhanded compliment. Still, it’s quite clear what the owner thinks of Prescott. The Cowboys committed a lot of money to the quarterback despite him coming off a dislocated ankle.

Jones has been steadfastly backing Prescott even since that injury. Prescott knows that. Sure, it’s the kind of thing that’s a bit strange to say out loud, but that’s Jones for you.

Jimmy Johnson shares honest take on Dak Prescott’s contract

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The Dallas Cowboys signed Dak Prescott to a record contract this week, signaling that they firmly believe he is a franchise cornerstone and elite quarterback. Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson does not sound convinced about the latter.

Johnson shared some of his thoughts on Prescott’s four-year, $160 million deal during an appearance on “The Herd With Colin Cowherd” on Tuesday. He praised Prescott for being a great leader who gets guys to play hard, but he was hesitant to say Dak is the type of player who can put the team on his back.

“I think he’s a great leader for the team. I think the team really rallies around him, so he’s a positive influence there,” Johnson said. “Before the injury, he could make plays with his legs and run the football. He fit into their system. He has had problems at times being inaccurate. But with that receiving corps, he gets people open.

“I think he can win a championship if he has great players around him. I don’t think Dak can carry a football team if he doesn’t have great players around him.”

Johnson made the comments in response to Cowherd calling Dak a “good player who got a great contract.”

You could make the argument that no quarterback can carry a team without great players surrounding him. Tom Brady is a perfect example of that. Brady just won his seventh Super Bowl and is the greatest football player of all time, but his last season with the New England Patriots ended with a first-round playoff exit. He then signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and immediately led them to a title. The biggest difference between the two teams was the talent around the quarterback.

Prescott’s contract includes a no-trade clause and record $126 million guaranteed. No one would argue he’s the next Brady or as good as Patrick Mahomes, but that is the market for a top-tier starting quarterback. We may see a similar deal soon for another Pro Bowler who showed this year that he needs a strong supporting cast.

You can hear Johnson’s full remarks below:

Dak Prescott’s father had cool quote about son’s big contract

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Dak Prescott has gone from being a fourth-round draft pick to being one of the most highly-paid NFL players. His father Nat has seen his son’s whole development and thinks it’s something special.

According to Nat, he raised Dak as a Cowboys fan. Dak grew up with the goal from an early age of wanting to be the Cowboys’ starting quarterback. That dream came true in 2016.

Now it’s all come together for the Prescott family. Dak got his $160 million deal over four years from Dallas. He and his brother, Tad, celebrated with a big hug. This is a big change from how Tad felt about the Cowboys back in July.

Now it will be up to Dak to return strongly from his injury and prove the Cowboys were right for giving him that money.

Cool photo shows Dak Prescott’s reaction to new contract

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After a year on the franchise tag and more uncertainty this offseason, Dak Prescott’s long-term future is finally sorted.

Prescott agreed to a four-year, $160 million deal with the Cowboys on Monday, a day before the deadline for teams to franchise tag players. The contract ensures that the tag won’t be a worry for Prescott. The contract suggests Prescott will be with Dallas through at least the 2024 season.

Prescott’s brother, Tad, posted an awesome picture of himself and Dak embracing after the Cowboys quarterback received word that the deal had been finalized.

There were definitely moments where this didn’t look certain to happen. Prescott fractured his ankle in Week 5 of last season, but the Cowboys remained committed to getting a deal done. Even as rumors about Prescott’s long-term future swirled, both parties made clear that they wanted to get a contract done. Prescott has to be feeling incredibly relieved now that it’s happened.