Dak Prescott will be ready to play before the Dallas Cowboys hit the field for their first game of the 2021 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 9.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Friday that he anticipates Prescott playing in the preseason, according to NFL freelance reporter Dov Kleiman.
Prescott is coming back from a devastating injury that limited him to just five games last season. The 27-year-old was playing the best football of his career in 2020 before he was injured. Although Dallas was 2-3 in those games, Prescott completed 68% of his passes for 1,856 yards and nine touchdowns against four interceptions.
Former Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith, who also suffered a brutal leg injury during his career, predicted Prescott would return better than ever in 2021, saying he is “one of the most unique athletes in the NFL.” .
Prescott said last month that the The 2021 campaign would be “very, very special” for the Cowboys and their fans because the team has spent much of the offseason improving.