Dak Prescott has shared an update that will make every Dallas Cowboys fan happy as he is feeling great both mentally and physically. Prescott's 2020 season came to an end early after he sustained a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle early in the season.
It took some time before Prescott returned to football activities but this offseason that's not the case as the quarterback says he is feeling much better now than he did around this time a year ago. "A year ago, you're excited because you're back on your leg," Prescott said, per ESPN.
"You're moving it for the first time. From one week to the next you get to do two jumps to three jumps to jogging to sprinting, so you're excited and you feel progress. But a year [later], I get on the field and I don't even think about my leg.
It goes from getting that leg better to that's not even a thought in my head. There's days, maybe the cold front comes in, that I might feel it a little bit more, but it's not a thought in my head or a worry or rehabbing on."
Prescott focused on improving in several areas
"I'm not rehabbing one thing. I'm working on my whole body," he said. "From my foot speed, it's not just putting this down. Now it's, 'Can I get this thing faster than they've ever been?' It's about improving on the person and player I was before the injury now and being the best player I can be for this organization."
After the 2021 season ended, Prescott underwent a shoulder surgery on his non-throwing left shoulder. The surgery went well and Prescott is feeling great. "It's exciting," he said. "Yeah, I mean throwing this morning and leaving that session, yeah, I mean pumped up just the way I feel, the leg feels, the arm feels, the body feels.
Yeah, I'm excited." Even before the offseason program began, Prescott was at the Cawboys' facility working out. "That encouraged guys," Prescott said. "When they came around the building, they saw 15-20 guys around when we weren't even voluntary and when it's voluntary I'm sure all will be there, that they don't want to miss.
You don't want to be the guy that's not building the chemistry or building what we're working on. I think it shows the character of the guys that we've got and credit to the front office and the coaches for getting people that want to be here when it's completely voluntary."