Dak Prescott is ready for his come-back against the SuperBowl champions
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback, after an unfortunate string of injuries, is finally prepared for the season-opener against Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said he is "definitely ready" to make his NFL return against Super Bowl champions the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1.
Prescott's saw an end to his previous season in Week 5 with a fracture-dislocation of his right ankle and since then the Cowboys star has been prepping up his comeback ahead of the September 9 season-opening game against Tom Brady's Buccaneers.
Prescott, two-time Pro Bowler – who also hurt his shoulder during preseason, having undergone ankle surgery – showed excitement over his approaching return following Friday's practice.
"I'm definitely ready. I'm excited," Prescott told reporters. "I put in a lot of work to get to this point.
"Whether it was months ago, rehabbing the ankle, to the last few [weeks] keeping the feet working while I was letting my arm rest.
"There is so much work I put into this I'm just excited to go out there and be a part of the full game. Just being out there with my brothers and being able to do something I love."
Since taking the starting role as a rookie in 2016 from an injured Tony Romo, Prescott has thrown for 17,634 yards with 106 touchdowns and 40 interceptions.
The 28-year-old Prescott has also rushed for 1,314 yards and a further 24 touchdowns.
"I think we went about this process the right way that part of it was protecting me from myself," Prescott said. "I mean, the moment I got into any team reps, I wasn't dialing anything down. I wasn't trying to throw a certain amount of percentage.
"I think that's just the way I play the game, I just went out there and playing within the moment, ripping passes, not thinking about it, just making the plays I needed to make. Then after two days like that realizing there wasn't any residual effect and I wasn't sore.
"I've been sticking to the plan and it's all worked out. Yeah, from the shoulder to the leg to my mind, I'm ready to go."
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy added: "You've got to give him credit for the process that he worked himself through. It isn't like he just stood in the back and didn't do anything while he wasn't throwing.
"He's staying on top of the footwork. His conditioning couldn't be better. All the extra work that all these guys put into it, Dak took advantage of that time."
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