Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has shared a positive update on Dak Prescott as he has suggested that the quarterback is "is right on track or maybe a little ahead of schedule" from his surgery. Prescott, the starting quarterback for the Cowboys, suffered a compound fracture last October.
Coach McCarthy attended Prescott's workout on Saturday and said it was the most intense he has had since undergoing a surgery.n "I was very impressed with his progress," McCarthy said, as quoted on ESPN. "Just coming off the type of injury.
His footwork, he's doing all the normal movements that you look to do in a quarterback-school format this time of year." Asked whether he anticipated Prescott taking work in 11-on-11 drills during the offseason program, McCarthy said,"I'm just hoping we have the [organized team activities]."
Prescott has a great team around him
Prescott suffered a season-ending injury last October and he was projected to miss four to six months. Those six months have passed and Prescott is now working his way back. "He's surrounded by an excellent medical and strength and conditioning component," McCarthy said.
"He's right where he needs to be for this time." As part of Phase 1 of the voluntary offseason program, Prescott has been at The Star for four days a week. "Our players are here," McCarthy said. "They're committed to what's available.
We're obviously well in tune with the guidelines of what an offseason program looks like and what you can do for your players. So we feel very good about what we've accomplished, in the first week especially. We're way ahead of where we were at this time last year."
The NFL draft is near and the rumors have suggested that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones absolutely loves Florida tight end Kyle Pitts. "I think the real thing to do is don't be stupid over your needs," Jones said.
"Just don't be ridiculous." Executive vice president Stephen Jones is hoping the Cowboys will wisely use their No. 10 pick. "You're getting to pick up there, and in this draft I really do believe we can find an elite football player with elite football character that's healthy, that's everything you want," he said.
"When you put everything into the mix, you're going to be pleased. I think we're going to be pleased with the type of player we're able to pick there."