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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

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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.

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.