In exactly three weeks, the season kicks off when quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys visit the defending Super Bowl Champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to kick off the 2021 NFL season on Thursday, September the 9th. This means that the Bucs defense better show up hungry, as this will be the first time Prescott will be on the field since his shoulder injury.
Much has been said on Prescott’s Week 1 status since returning from a compound fracture and dislocated ankle that ended Dak’s during the 2020 Week 5 matchup and a shoulder injury earlier in the 2021 training camp.
Prescott looks sharp in workout, Saturday
August 21, 2021
Prescott (shoulder) completed 51 of 52 passes during a workout before Saturday’s preseason game against the Texans, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. “He threw with authority and accuracy before the game,” Cowboys president Jerry Jones said afterward on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “If we were lining up against Tampa [Dallas’ Week 1 opponent] tonight, he’d be starting, and we’d feel great about it,” via Rotowire.
Prescott was seen taking the field about 90 minutes before the exhibition contest, where he fired the ball around on a variety of short and intermediate routes, with Ezekiel Elliott and others acting as his receivers. The QB still hasn’t participated in any full-team practices since injuring his shoulder in late July. But Saturday’s very public performance should quell talk that the Cowboys are overly concerned about his long-term health. Based on this showing, look for Prescott to work his way back into full practice participation in the near future.