Mike McCarthy gives huge update on Dak Prescott’s rehab

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys. (Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys. (Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy likes how Dak Prescott is progressing in rehab.

For the Dallas Cowboys to do much of anything next NFL season, they need their franchise quarterback Dak Prescott to be fully healthy.

In the days leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft, Cowboys head coach McCarthy met with the media to answer all sorts of questions. When asked about how Prescott is handling his rehabilitation since suffering a season-ending ankle injury, McCarthy offered the following.

“I was very impressed with his progress,” said McCarthy to ESPN. “Just coming off the type of injury. His footwork, he’s doing all the normal movements that you look to do in a quarterback-school format this time of year.

“He’s surrounded by an excellent medical and strength and conditioning component. He’s right where he needs to be for this time.”

Dallas Cowboys: Mike McCarthy gives positive update on Dak Prescott

When Prescott is able to play, the Cowboys are the best team in the NFC East. While it remains to be seen if they can hang with the best teams in the NFC in a particular year, the Cowboys have no shot of doing so if Prescott is on the sidelines. With the division totally up for grabs next season, look for McCarthy, Prescott and the rest of the Cowboys to capitalize on the NFC East being down.

The two other teams to keep an eye on when it comes to a division title are the New York Giants and the defending NFC East champion Washington Football Team. New York played well down the stretch under first-year head coach Joe Judge. Washington won it a season ago with a sub-.500 record and bad quarterback play, thanks to head coach Ron Rivera’s defensive-minded culture.

As long as Prescott returns at the start of the season, the Cowboys can contend in the NFC East.

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