The Dallas Cowboys will kick off their regular season next Thursday. Dak Prescott, the Cowboys’ quarterback, is the focus as they count down to a trip in Tampa Bay where they will meet the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers.
For Prescott the offseason was a difficult one. He had to go through rehab, and then he had to deal with a shoulder strain that prevented him from playing in the preseason. The franchise QB spoke to Prescott after practice Friday about his excitement for the season opener, and the lessons learned from all of the hardships.
Cowboys QB Dak Preston: “I’m ready. I’m ready. I am excited. I’ve put a lot of work in to get to this point.” pic.twitter.com/Ay5cFUXet8
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) September 3, 2021
” I’m happy to have this behind me. I don’t think about all the times I have missed. It was funny to laugh with a friend about that moment. Prescott stated, “I’m not trying to be so far beyond it. I’m just excited for football.”
Prescott has had to do a lot of hard work in the past year. His offseason began immediately after the injury and he needed to get back in shape. He was throwing well during the summer. Prescott’s ankle injury raised many questions, but the five year veteran has not missed a single game since.
Now, the focus shifts towards a meeting between Tom Brady and Prescott to launch the 2021 season. The matchup will be the focal point of attention, with the overarching stories of Prescott’s return and Brady’s growing legacy. Prescott’s last appearance on the field was a limited success. However, Raymond James Stadium will be full.
” I love night games. I love watching primetime. It’s the perfect stage, I think. Prescott stated that the NFL needs to see the Super Bowl champions and their fans returning to full capacity.
The bitter end to 2020 was even more painful for Prescott because of the incredible numbers he had put up during the first five weeks. Prescott was on pace to break the single-season passing yards record by over 1,000 yards before the injury and he’s made it clear that he wants a more balanced offense this year.
Prescott views this as more than just a comeback. Prescott believes he will be even more successful than he was in 2020..
” I have high standards for myself. Prescott stated that he plans to start quickly and come out the best. “I intend to come out stronger than I was last Year .”
Prescott sets a high standard and the NFL world will be there to see it.