Cowboys' Dak Prescott: Ezekiel Elliott in best shape of his life
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott claims running back Ezekiel Elliott is in the best shape of his career. Elliott didn't have a great 2020 season and he will be determined to bounce back this coming season. “Zeke looks great,” Prescott said, via the Dallas Morning News.
“He’s in the best shape of his life. Looking fast. Everybody’s seen the clips of him working out independently with his running back coach. His cuts, just how explosive he is. Excited to have a full year with him again and getting him healthy throughout the whole season”.
Elliott, who was the fourth pick in the 2016 NFL draft, has been one of the best running backs since coming to the NFL. “When Zeke’s healthy and Zeke’s doing his thing, he’s the best running back in the league,” Prescott said.
“It’s just exciting to see him in the best shape of his life, or best shape he’s been in the NFL. That’s going to be special for us moving forward”.
Meanwhile, Prescott back to being fully healthy
"I've buried the injury," Prescott said after Wednesday's practice.
"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 is aiming to have a big offseason.
"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 is also 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."