Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy: Good chance Dak Prescott won't play during preseason

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Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy: Good chance Dak Prescott won't play during preseason

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy has revealed that there is a good chance that Dak Prescott won't play in the preseason. Prescott suffered a right latissimus strain at the start of training camp and he went two weeks without throwing.

. "There's a good chance he probably won't play. Yes, that's fair," coach McCarthy said, per ESPN "We'll just continue the throwing regimen and keep building up the volume. The Cowboys initially hoped Prescott would get some action in the preseason.

"At the end of the day, I trust the practice process," McCarthy said. "The tempo of how we practice, the cadence variations and the emphasis of the game situations, I feel really good about what we're able to get done in this environment as opposed to relying on preseason games.

I've always felt the preseason games were primarily for the development of your young players. I do know this is our first year going through training camp. "I think ideally if everybody was healthy and everything went smooth we may have gone to a more traditional [routine], play 10, 15 plays in the first game, played a quarter in the second game, played the first half in the third game.

Those things were all discussed, but camp doesn't always go the way you'd like it to go."

Prescott aims to be ready for Week 1

Prescott doesn't want to rush anything with his injury as he wants to it to keep progressing the right way.

"But I've got to keep progressing the right way," Prescott said.. "As long as I don't have any setbacks, when we get to that crossroads we'll obviously talk to the doctors and coaches and figure out what's best."

Prescott has underlined that he will do everything he can to be ready for a Week 1 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "I think that's because people that know me, the people who know the competitor I am, and I'm going to do whatever it takes to make sure I'm out there," Prescott said.

"But as I've said, this is something we want to nip in the bud and not let continue to linger. And I think the best way we do that is stay on the pace that I am and progress through it the right way, and once Sept. 9 comes I'll play that game and move forward without ever thinking about this again."