If Dallas Cowboys fans have concerns about the health of quarterback Dak Prescott, please know that he does not share them.
Over a year since he fractured his ankle, Prescott was able to focus on more than just getting healthy this offseason. And as he recently updated reporters, he’s not only healed but he says he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in.
“A couple of weeks out and I’m in the best shape that I’ve ever been in. So, it’s time to ramp it up and get going,” Prescott said, via the team’s website.
The 29-year-old did undergo maintenance on his non-throwing shoulder after last season, but other than that he’s spent the last few months without injuries and with a chance to work on his physique. That chance to focus on training seems to have given Prescott a sense that he’s going to improve as a passer and a runner this year.
“One, just because of my movement,” Prescott said when asked why he feels he’s in the best shape of his life. “I got a PT in the offseason — someone I’ve worked with throughout the last year. I’ve paid him, made him full-time, my guy. Whether it’s vacation or not, he comes with me. We work on these movements and stretches. I feel like, since the injury, I’ve trained more functional than I ever have. So, I see it in my body, I see it the way I move and how the ball is coming out.”
It’s not as though Dak was a slouch last season either. He set career-high records in completions (410), completion percentage (68.8), and touchdown passes (37) while leading the Cowboys to an NFC title. Their 12-5 regular season ended with a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card Round.
All things equal, it makes you wonder how much better Dallas could be with a 100% Dak Prescott who truly is in the best shape of his life.