Mike McCarthy offers optimistic update about Dak Prescott ahead of training camp
About seven months after he was carted off the field with a serious leg injury, former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott is targeting a return to the Dallas Cowboys in time for training camp.
Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Saturday that Prescott would be full-go by training camp in July.
“Yeah. I have no reason not to think that,” the Dallas coach said, per NFL.com. “I know he feels really good. He’s had some excellent workouts the last couple weeks.”
McCarthy further explained that his quarterback will “do most things” when the Cowboys kick off OTAs on May 25. The progress Prescott has made since suffering a fractured and dislocated ankle last October has him on track to be completely cleared ahead of training camp.
“I think this week in Phase 2 will be a nice step in that direction,” McCarthy added.
Whenever he reaches the field again, it will likely be emotional for Prescott because of how serious the injury was last season.
“That’s a feeling that’s tough to put in words,” Prescott said on NFL Total Access in late April. “Six months ago, being carted off the field and knowing your season’s done. Just spending the last few months throwing the ball from a chair, to actually be out there using my own two feet and slinging it around felt good. But that was two weeks ago and I’m well further than that, so that’s the exciting part.”