Dak Prescott suffered a slight tweak to his surgically repaired ankle throughout apply this week — and it is likely to be the GOAT’s fault.
The Cowboys quarterback re-aggravated his proper ankle by sporting a brand new pair of Jordan 11 cleats, forcing him to be restricted at apply.
“I was limited today, but as I said, it is my ankle, but it’s just being very, very cautious,” Prescott informed reporters Thursday. “Switching shoes today probably wasn’t the best idea.”
Prescott, a Jordan Model athlete, tried on the brand new pair of Jordan 11 cleats in hopes of sporting them in Sunday’s regular-season opener in opposition to the Buccaneers. However the concern attributable to them at apply this week may have him sporting Jordan 1 cleats, which he wore throughout the preseason.
Even with the current concern, Prescott mentioned he feels one of the best he is been shortly coming into a brand new season.
“I feel great. I still feel the best that I’ve felt in a very, very long time. Not even comparable to where I was last year going into this game. So, honestly just excited and ready for Sunday to get here.”
Whereas Prescott downplayed any damage considerations and is being so cautious that he is altering which cleats he wears, Skip Bayless is worried.
Is Dak Prescott’s damage to his surgically repaired ankle regarding?
Skip Bayless believes Dak Prescott’s ankle damage is likely to be extra critical than what he and the Cowboys are letting on.
“I’m scared to death about what happened to Dak’s ankle yesterday. ” Bayless mentioned on Friday’s “Undisputed.” “I think it’s a huge deal because they were compelled to make it a big deal after practice. They were compelled to do so because he couldn’t continue practicing, that’s how bad it was. He said it was a precaution. No, I don’t think it was at all.
“Simply after I thought it was protected to like this workforce, this occurred.”
In addition to being worried about Prescott’s long-term health, Bayless believes the injury dampens Sunday’s game, which he believes will be a preview of the NFC Championship Game in January.
“I imagine we’ll look again at this matchup because the marquee matchup of the whole yr as a result of it is Tom Brady on the Dallas Cowboys,” Bayless said. “It is the [greatest of all time] at America’s Group. And but, swiftly, the quarterback of America’s Group, on the eve of this titanic conflict, one thing goes very improper as a result of he is saying he aggravated an damage that was career-threatening. An damage that required two surgical procedures to repair his ankle.
“If he says he aggravated it, well, I haven’t heard a peep about it since he came back last year. This was no issue last year. This was so serious because it was completely healed and fixed and something went really wrong yesterday.”
Bayless additionally famous how uncommon this current damage is, noting that Prescott performed in Jordan 11 cleats by means of a lot of final season.
“He played in, for reasons which I can’t explain, the classic Jordan 1s throughout training camp and the scrimmages,” Bayless mentioned. “Every practice he played in Jordan 1s until yesterday, because [the regular season] is coming, so it’s time to break in your 11s.
“He places on the 11s and by some means, in keeping with him, irritate his ankle. I am not shopping for it. I feel it is a bunch of phony baloney. I feel they’re attempting to drag wool over our eyes. I feel he injured his ankle in apply yesterday.”
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said he didn’t have any concerns and that Prescott is expected to start on Sunday night.
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