Last offseason, Dak Prescott was rehabbing an injured ankle that ended his 2020 season in Week 5. Following a successful comeback, he's no longer singularly focused entering the 2022 campaign.
Per ESPN's Todd Archer, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback said he feels "completely different" this year. Now that he's fully healthy, Prescott said he can turn his attention away from recovery to getting better in any way possible.
"I'm not rehabbing one thing. I'm working on my whole body," Prescott said. "From my foot speed, it's not just putting this down. Now it's, 'Can I get this thing faster than they've ever been?' It's about improving on the person and player I was before the injury now and being the best player I can be for this organization."
Although Prescott had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder this offseason, he said he's feeling "great."
"It's exciting," he said. "Yeah, I mean throwing this morning and leaving that session, yeah, I mean pumped up just the way I feel, the leg feels, the arm feels, the body feels. Yeah, I'm excited."
Prescott quickly worked off any rust to register 4,449 passing yards and a career-high 37 touchdowns for the NFC East champions last season. The 28-year-old will look to next another leap forward in his seventh NFL season despite losing premier target Amari Cooper.
Only Aaron Rodgers and Joe Burrow posted a higher quarterback rating than Prescott last season, so he's already worked his way near the league's top tier of signal-callers. With a full offseason to prepare, he could cement his status as an elite quarterback in 2022.