Dak Prescott could suit up and play this Sunday, if he had to

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports) /

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott says he is far enough along in his recovery from last year’s leg injury to play right now if he needed to.

Cowboys fans need not worry about the recovery of quarterback Dak Prescott.

He’s good to go.

As Prescott sees it, he could suit up right now for the Cowboys without any issues.

It’s a welcome statement from the quarterback who was knocked out of last season by a compound fracture in his right ankle. He suffered the injury in Week 5 against the Giants and has undergone two surgeries to fix the damage.

Dak Prescott will look to stay healthy and prove he’s worthy of his new contract

Despite the severity of the injury, the Cowboys committed the future to Prescott by giving him a four-year, $160 million contract.

It was a huge deal Prescott earned thanks to his stellar play before the injury. He had nine touchdowns and 1,856 yards in the opening five weeks of the season, including three consecutive 400-yard games before his final start.

Given that deal and the expectations it brings, you can bet Jerry Jones wants to see No. 4 on the field as soon as possible. The Cowboys certainly won’t be successful throwing backups onto the field like they had to throughout 2020.

Of course, Prescott won’t actually have to suit up for a game for a few months yet. Offseason training camps have only just begun.

Being healthy enough to play in a game means the two-time Pro Bowler is healthy enough to go through the Cowboys offseason programs without any issues. He will have time to settle back in, get back into sync with his receivers and prepare for the coming campaign.

The most important thing for Prescott is to be in tip-top shape come Aug. 5 when the Cowboys welcome the Steelers for their home opener.

There’s no rush yet.

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