Cowboys: Prescott’s injury rehab ‘maybe a little ahead of schedule’

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Tuesday’s press conference at The Star in Frisco was largely about linebacker Sean Lee and his decision to walk away from the game, but it didn’t take long for the assembled media to ask about the quarterback who’s on the comeback trail.

After hearing from Lee following his retirement announcement, reporters took the opportunity to ask Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, chief operating officer Stephen Jones, and head coach Mike McCarthy about Dak Prescott and the status of his ongoing recovery from the brutal ankle dislocation and compound fracture he suffered last October.

The prognosis, according to the Dallas brain trust, is very good.

“He’s throwing now, doing footwork drills. He’s made a lot of progress,” McCarthy said. “Very disciplined in his regimen. He’s here almost every day. I’d say he’s right on track, or maybe a little ahead of schedule.”

McCarthy revealed that this past weekend, he saw Prescott go through a workout session that the coach called “his most extensive work so far” and was “very impressed” with where Prescott is in late April.

“Just coming off the type of injury, and his footwork, and he’s doing all of the normal movements that you look to do in a quarterback-school format this time of year.”

For now, the team is just in the first phase of the voluntary offseason program, which means virtual meetings only, with no on-field drills or direct work with coaches. Prescott not being full-strength right now is relatively unimportant; he’s not missing anything.

Prescott himself set a slightly later timetable during last month’s press conference to announce his new contract.

“I’ll be ready when it matters,” Prescott said then, “and I’ll be more healthy and better than I was before.”

As of Tuesday, the team has now also publicly called its shot that No. 4 will be a full go by the time it truly matters.

“Where we sit right now, couldn’t be happier,” said Stephen Jones. “He’s just making a tremendous amount of progress, and we feel he’ll be 110% ready to go.”

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