The Dallas Cowboys received a positive update on quarterback Dak Prescott’s shoulder following a second MRI.
As is the case every year, there is a ton of attention on the Dallas Cowboys. But this year, everyone is wondering what is going on with quarterback Dak Prescott’s shoulder. After being diagnosed with a shoulder strain, Prescott revealed he was undergoing a second MRI, which led the Cowboys’ official Twitter account telling everyone to disperse, because there was nothing to worry about.
Turns out, the team’s statement was correct, as ESPN’s Todd Archer reported on Saturday that Prescott’s most recent MRI revealed that his right latissimus strain is healing well.
Cowboys: Dak Prescott’s recent MRI reveals shoulder is healing well
Prior to Friday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, Prescott participated in a throwing session and had no issues following it. A recent update from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport noted that the Cowboys are going to continue to take it slow with Prescott, with the hope that he will play in the team’s final preseason game.
Prescott mentioned earlier this week that he would like to play in Dallas’ third preseason game against the Houston Texans on Saturday, Aug. 21. Even with the extremely promising update on his shoulder that was injured back on July 28, it will remain to be seen if his wishes to take the field in Dallas comes to fruition.
The Cowboys have placed all of their eggs in the basket of Prescott leading them back to the playoffs. Despite the team’s struggle through the first four games last season, Prescott was putting up solid numbers. But in Week 5, Prescott suffered a nasty season-ending right ankle injury against the New York Giants. Prescott logged 1,856 passing yards, nine touchdowns, four interceptions and a 68.0 completion percentage.
While his preseason playing status is still up in the air, all signs are pointing to Prescott starting under center in their season opening game against the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 9.