Prescott, who missed most of last season after sustaining a broken leg, told reporters on Wednesday he remained focused on the pitch when the Cowboys open the regular season against defending champions Buccaneers on September 9. .
“Once I’m back on the team, I won’t think about my arm anymore,” said Prescott, who resumed light throws this week. “It’s about making progress at the right time. Everything felt good there. Every throw that I have made. When they tell you to stop, you don’t want to hear it, but you (stop). “
Prescott was injured during training on July 28. While he hasn’t trained for two weeks, Prescott was spotted throwing passes at Amari Cooper (who is currently on the team’s PUP roster) on the tours on Tuesday. Prescott told reporters on Wednesday that he is currently on a throwing account.
Expectations for the 2021 season are very high for Prescott, who has more than nine months off surgery to repair the open fracture in his right ankle. Prior to the injury, Prescott was the NFL passing leader with 1,856 yards in five games. In just his second game with new head coach Mike McCarthy, Prescott became the first player to throw for 400 yards and run for three goals in the same game. In his last full game under center, Prescott amassed 502 yards and four touchdowns in a Week 4 loss to the Browns.
Despite those glaring exceptions, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys need to take a conservative approach to Prescott’s recovery.
“This guy is so motivated. It’s in his nature to overwork, ”Jones told 105.3 The Fan, via The Dallas Morning News. “He’s like Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin put together in one guy, his leadership, his tenacity, his skills, his desire to be awesome, to be the best. You really have to exploit it. My deal would be for us to be so conservative… ‘Let me roll, let me roll.’ So we have to be very conservative with him.
“Obviously you saw him throw the ball. He looks awesome. I know some people get a little scared thinking that it must be something or that they would have it there. It’s a long preseason, and we’re a week ahead of everyone else. He took everything as you can see over there. We’re going to bring him in and we’re going to do it the right way, and we’re going to protect him from himself. “