The Dallas Cowboys’ first preseason game with the Pittsburgh Steelers is in a few days, as the two teams face off in the 2021 Hall of Fame game on August 5. We already knew that starter QB from Dallas wasn’t going to play there.
And now, thanks to coach Mike McCarthy’s presser on Tuesday, we know more.
Cowboys coach McCarthy said the team had “taken a step back” with QB Dak on rehabilitating Prescott for shoulder strains in the sense that they will be more careful. “We want to make sure that doesn’t turn into something bigger,” the coach said.
It could mean a change from the original plan for Dak to play next week in Arizona. Once he starts throwing at camp again, that could mean he will start counting the number of throws.
And then our big question: should the Cowboys Nation be worried?
The Cowboys are apparently already plagued with injuries this offseason, as wide receiver Amari Cooper and defensive lineman Demarcus Lawrence have yet to practice with the team as they are treating illnesses ahead of the start of the season.
Then, starting quarterback Prescott left practice after feeling something in his pitcher’s shoulder. Prescott has yet to resume the pitch in practice, although he has been spotted on the pitch.
Which begs the question: Could Dak play Thursday if it was a regular season game? The player and the club say yes. But isn’t that what they’re supposed to say? If the answer was no, wouldn’t there be panic on the streets of North Texas?
It may be too early to panic, and Dak may, in fact, be fine. But the worry shouldn’t be about Prescott. It should be who is behind him. Let’s talk!
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