It’s been a rough year and a half for the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback health wise. But Dak Prescott is apparently feeling pretty good these days.
In the first four-plus games of the 2020 season, he had completed 68.0 percent of his passes for 1,856 yards and nine scores with only four interceptions. He had run for three touchdowns and also caught a TD pass.
But that strong start by Dallas Cowboys’ field general Dak Prescott spoiled by a dislocated ankle in Week 5. He would miss the remainder of what would turn out to be a 6-10 finish for Mike McCarthy’s club.
This past season, Prescott and the team bounced back. He did miss one game (something he did not do his first 4 seasons in the league). Once again, the overall numbers were impressive, throwing for a career-best 37 touchdowns. But there were inconsistencies as well. He committed a total of 16 turnovers via 10 interceptions and six lost fumbles. And the home playoff loss to the 49ers saw his sacked five times, commit two turnovers and played a part in the game’s forgettable ending.
Cowboys: Dak Prescott ready for next season
But this is 2022. Meanwhile, Prescott (who had some “clean-up” left shoulder surgery earlier this year, as revealed by McCarthy) appears to be putting his recent injury issues behind him.
“A year ago, you’re excited because you’re back on your leg,” he said recently. “You’re moving it for the first time. From one week to the next you get to do two jumps to three jumps to jogging to sprinting, so you’re excited and you feel progress…
“But a year (later), I get on the field and I don’t even think about my leg. It goes from getting that leg better to that’s not even a thought in my head. There’s days, maybe the cold front comes in, that I might feel it a little bit more, but it’s not a thought in my head or a worry or rehabbing on.”
In terms of personnel, Prescott will have to deal with some changes this season to his receiving corps. Amari Cooper was dealt to the Cleveland Browns and Cedrick Wilson left for the Dolphins via free agency. There’s a new addition in former Steelers’ wideout James Washington. In any case, the Cowboys’ eight-year quarterback looks like he’ll be up to any challenge.