Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is optimistic that he will be ready to return to full practice next week. At the start of training camp, Prescott suffered a latissimus strain. Over the last few days, Prescott has done some light throwing.
"Obviously, if everything keeps progressing the way it's been, I'm going to be optimistic about that," Prescott said, per ESPN. ".. Keep doing the things that I need to do; being very cautious with it, though.
Making sure that, more importantly, I'm ready for the season opener." Prescott was given the green light to do some light throws but he was not allowed to fully test his arm with some deeper and challenging throws.
"I'll progress to those pretty quick, I think," Prescott said. "Right now it's just about being, I think, in the team activity and ripping a pass, not worrying about it. Just trying to make sure I'm healthy enough to do that when that time comes because once I get back in a competition setting or team setting, I'm not going to think about my arm no matter what day or what stage it is.
So it's about progressing to it at the right time."
Prescotg locked in on being ready for the season
"I'm a go-go-go guy. I always want to be in the action, getting better," Prescott said. "I think the more reps, the better.
and better for me. But obviously, something like this, you can't stress it too fast. Sitting out and being out of all the time I was out last year, that's what I think about and that's what's able to hold me back in.
It's the risk versus the reward at this point, and I've got to know what I'm playing for, and that's to be ready for this season." Prescott isn't concerned that his injury will have some long-term effects.
"Talking to other doctors, talking to people who have dealt with injuries like this, if you stay on that path and you get past it, once you're healed for the most part, you're ready to go," he said. "It's not anything you think about or anything you worry about.
As I said, it's just about doing that and doing it the right way that I don't have a setback and then I'm worried about it and it would be tender throughout the year and would have to be on a pitch count."