Stephen A. Smith claims he does not understand why Dak Prescott is suffering from a shoulder strain following last season's game. (1:57).
FRISCO (Texas) -- A second MRI of Dak Prescott’s right latissimus strain revealed what the Dallas Cowboys had hoped for: Their quarterback is well.
You are well enough to practice on Monday night at Ford Center at The Star. Or, you could see some preseason action against the Houston Texans on Aug. 21. Rest of the team remains to be seen.
Prescott threw a third session prior to the Cowboys' loss of 19-16 to the Arizona Cardinals. He did so without any problems. Prescott pulled out of practice on July 28 due to soreness, and was then prevented from throwing for two more weeks.
On Aug. 7, he did some light throwing and then stepped up his passing. He was accompanied by wide receiver Amari Cooper on Aug. 10, before going through pre-practice quarterback training that included routes on the air to running backs, tight end and receivers.
Prescott stated that he didn't feel any pain or residual discomfort after his two previous throwing sessions. He would love to play against the Texans on Wednesday.
He said, "But I have to keep moving the right way." "As long I don't have setbacks, we'll talk to coaches and doctors when we reach that crossroads.
The Cowboys stated that they wanted Prescott to do some preseason work so that he could get his first action since last year's dislocated ankle and compound fracture. Stephen Jones, executive vice president, stated last week that Prescott's participation in training camp would not be important. The decision to play Prescott will also depend on who plays on the offensive line during the preseason game.
The strain was called a "baseball injury" by the Cowboys. Prescott stated that he could have played if the Cowboys had been playing in the regular season.
He said, "I believe that's because people know me, the competitors I am, so I'm going do whatever it takes for that to happen." This is something that we want to get rid of and not allow to continue. The best way to do that is to keep going at the same pace as I am, move through it in the right direction, and when Sept. 9 arrives I'll continue that game and not think about it again.