Cowboys' Dak Prescott: I've buried injury
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has confirmed that his injury is behind him as he has fully recovered from a dislocated and compound fracture of his right ankle. Prescott suffered the injury in Week 5 against the New York Giants and ended up missing the rest of the season.
"I've buried the injury," Prescott said after Wednesday's practice, per ESPN. "Honestly, guys, you know me, from the point of practice, from the point of just moving forward and going about my life, I've buried it mentally.
And I think you guys and a lot of people around have to help me in burying it as well as we move forward." Prescott exactly remembers when he was sure that the injury was behind him. "Had a good Cinco de Mayo, was a little active and at that time maybe did some little dance moves and I felt like I'm ready to go," Prescott said.
"So that was the time that I said in my head, 'The injury's gone.' "
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"Just knowing that I could do all the different drops, get away from pressure when I need to," Prescott said. "I'm sure you guys see the scramble drill that we've done a few times.
That was a big one for my confidence, just being able to pivot and turn out left, get out to the right, change directions, not feeling anything and then look at the tape and realize day by day that I'm running more smoother, I'm getting better, I'm using my legs more when I throw.
Those are just all building blocks and steppingstones for me to get where I want to be. It's just exciting." Prescott also confirmed that he is experiencing less soreness after practices. "I think the first couple of days we were also on the turf, maybe that played a part in it; doing more true just more drops and football movements than I have in the rehab part of it," he said.
"From the first week of even teaching sessions to now, I left practice, will leave today, hopefully no soreness, no residual swelling or anything like that. I say that because with all that gone and none of those effects, that's what allows me and helps me bury it, to be honest with you guys.
I don't even think about it before practice, pre-practice, but still doing all the necessary things and being smart that I am still only seven months away from the injury."