October 5, 2022

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott limited in practice after new cleats upset ankle;  Still 'good to go'

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott limited in practice after new cleats upset ankle; Still ‘good to go’

Frisco, Texas – for the Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Duck PrescottShoes must be.

Prescott was a limited participant in Thursday’s training due to a new pair of cleats that made his surgically repaired right ankle feel ‘uncomfortable’.

“I promise you I’m great,” Prescott said. “Just be very careful. Swapped shoes today, might not have been the best idea. We’re fine. Promise it.”

The Cowboys have a lighter workout on Friday, he said, “but come on Saturday, yeah, we’ll roll.” Dallas’ season begins Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium.

Prescott was on the court on Thursday for part of the practice that was open to the media before heading to the locker room. He said he practically did not twist the ankle; He was wearing a new pair of Jordan 11s after wearing Jordan 1s all summer during training camp. Jordan wore the 11s for matches last season, but said he would return to the Jordan 1s.

Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocated his right ankle in Game Five of the 2020 season but had no problem last year when he broke the team’s record for touchdown passes (37) in a single season. He missed one match last year due to a calf strain.

Prescott’s health in last year’s season opener against the Buccaneers was a much bigger deal since he missed most of the camp recovering from the right latitude strain. This summer at camp he said it was the best he had ever felt.

“That’s the league, and if you don’t report being paralyzed, you’ll either be stopped or fined, sorry,” Prescott said. “But, no, I feel great. I’m still feeling the best I’ve felt in a very long time. Can’t even compare to what I was last year in this game. Honestly, just excited and ready for Sunday come here.”

Prescott initially downplayed the severity of the meridian strain last year, too.

“It was a baseball deal,” Prescott said. “I wasn’t sure.” “This is not comparable. Obviously, when I found out about the shoulder (he underwent surgery on his noncontact shoulder in February), I had to take back what I said. That’s not even in, no, not even in comparison.”

After two years with an ankle injury, Prescott hasn’t gone through the same rigorous pre-training warm-up he had all last season.

In last year’s opener against Tampa Bay, Prescott threw 403 yards while completing 42 of 58 passes with three touchdowns and an interception in a 31-29 loss. He said this small setback wouldn’t limit him on Sunday.

“Not at all,” Prescott said. “It can’t be.” “Not at all. Not a chance.”