Source -- Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) is on track to start Week 1

Tim Hasselbeck discusses the importance of preseason reps, and how Dak Prescott could be affected for the entire season. (0:52).
According to a source, Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback, is expected to play for Week 1 in the regular season. This was confirmed by Stephania Bell of ESPN.

Prescott has been unable to participate in team drills since July due to a latissimus strain. The source stated that Prescott has not suffered any setbacks and is continuing to work with a progressive throwing program to increase his volume of work.

Coach Mike McCarthy stated Wednesday that Prescott is unlikely to play in the preseason. The team had hoped that Prescott would get plenty of practice time heading into training camp now that he is fully recovered from the dislocation of his right ankle and the compound fracture that ended his 2020 season in Week 5.

The regular season begins in Dallas on September 9th with a Thursday night match against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the current champion.

NFL Network reported first on Prescott's availability in Week 1.

This report was based on information from ESPN's Todd Archer.