On Tuesday, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones briefly discussed whether or not we’ll see Prescott in the preseason. Though he didn’t give a definitive answer, it’s fairly clear that Jones won’t be worried if Prescott remains on the sidelines for the next three weeks.
“I know people worry about that, but I think that’s overrated,” Jones said, via Todd Archer of ESPN. “Dak Prescott knows how to play the game of football and whether he plays a series or two in Houston isn’t going to affect how he’s going to play against Tampa Bay.”
The preseason, in theory, would allow Prescott to knock off some rust. However, it’s not a huge deal if he uses the next three weeks to rest.
Stephen Jones said Dak could play in preseason but – “I know people worry about that, but I think that’s overrated. Dak Prescott knows how to play the game of football and whether he plays a series or two in Houston isn’t going to affect how he’s going to play against Tampa
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) August 11, 2021
All that really matters for Dallas is that Prescott is ready for its Week 1 showdown with Tampa Bay. In order to ensure that he’ll be ready, the coaching staff needs to take a cautious approach to this situation.
Fortunately for the Cowboys, the latest update on Prescott’s health was encouraging. ESPN’s Ed Werder said there’s “absolutely no concern” about Prescott being healthy for the season opener.
The rest of the NFL saw how important Prescott is to the Cowboys. It’s imperative that he’s as close to 100 percent as possible when September comes around.