Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott restricted in apply after new cleats hassle ankle; nonetheless ‘good to go’

FRISCO, Texas — For Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, it is gotta be the footwear.

Prescott was a restricted participant in Thursday’s apply due to a brand new pair of cleats that made his surgically repaired proper ankle really feel “uncomfortable.”

“I promise you I’m great,” Prescott stated. “Just being very, very precautious. Switched shoes today, probably wasn’t the best idea. We’re good to go. Promise that.”

The Cowboys have a lighter exercise on Friday, “but come Saturday, yeah, we’ll be rolling,” he stated. Dallas’ season kicks off Sunday towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium.

Prescott was on the sphere Thursday for a portion of apply that was open to the media earlier than heading to the locker room. He stated he didn’t twist the ankle in apply; he was breaking in a brand new pair of Jordan 11s after sporting Jordan 1s all summer season throughout coaching camp. He wore the Jordan 11s for video games final season, however he stated he’ll swap again to the Jordan 1s.

Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his proper ankle within the fifth sport of the 2020 season however didn’t have a difficulty with it final 12 months when he set the staff file for landing passes (37) in a season. He missed one sport final 12 months due to a calf pressure.

Prescott’s well being going into final 12 months’s season opener towards the Buccaneers was a a lot larger deal since he missed most of camp recovering from a proper latissimus pressure. He stated this summer season in camp that that is the very best he has ever felt.

“That’s this league, and if you don’t report a hangnail, you’ll get suspended or they’ll get fined, excuse me,” Prescott stated. “But, no, 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. Honestly, just excited and ready for Sunday to get here.”

Prescott initially downplayed the severity of the latissimus pressure final 12 months too.

“That was a baseball deal. I wasn’t sure,” Prescott stated. “Those are not even comparable. Obviously, when I found out about the shoulder (he had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in February), I had to take back what I said. This isn’t even in, no, not even comparing.”

Two years faraway from the ankle harm, Prescott is just not going by way of the identical rigorous pre-practice warm-up that he went by way of all of final season.

In final 12 months’s opener vs. Tampa Bay, Prescott threw for 403 yards whereas finishing 42 of 58 passes with three touchdowns and an interception in a 31-29 loss. He stated this minor setback won’t restrict him Sunday.

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