Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has revealed that quarterback Dak Prescott has done some light throwing in practices for the first time since suffering a latissimus strain in his right shoulder on July 28. "We'll see how his progression goes," McCarthy said, per ESPN.
"He's doing some things as far as throwing and everything is on a rep count, so ..." McCarthy insists that he is not worried about Prescott but still he doesn't want to risk anything. "Definitely him staying back, he was able to get some extra treatment, do some extra things," McCarthy said.
"Once again, this is more us than him. This is us being cautious, so I feel really good about where he is." Cowboys right guard Zack Martin is looking forward to seeing Prescott being back to 100 percent. "He's champing at the bit, so we're obviously going to be excited when he gets back out there," Martin said.
"But we know he's got to take the time to get right and get 100 percent ready."
Prescott would play if it were regular season
"I think I'd do whatever is necessary and take the steps that were needed to make sure I was ready for Sunday if that's when it was or Monday or whenever the game would be," Prescott said a few days ago.
"I know I'd get myself there one way or the other and be able to perform the way I want to." Prescott was cautious with his injury right from the start, "I didn't want to work through and making something small worse and bigger than it has to be," Prescott said.
Also, Prescott insisted several days ago that he was receiveing proper treatment for his injury. "I am a little bummed about it, but still being active and still seeing the defense and still being a part of everything," Prescott said.
"So it's not like anything that the ankle was. So I know I will be fine. I know I am doing the treatment. I am doing everything necessary to make sure I will be just fine. I am not worried about that. It's not anything I worry about lingering or causing problems.
Not even near the same aspect of the ankle and the time I had to take from that." The Cowboys kicked off their 2021 season on Thursday, when they clashed the Pittsburgh in the Halle of Fame game. The Cowboys ended up losing the game 16-3.