The Dallas Cowboys were understandably prudent with his treatment of quarterback Dak Prescott during the season activity while working to fully recover from the terrible compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle that he suffered last October.
In order Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk, however, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Prescott must “be a full participant” when the club holds its first training camp practice Thursday.
“But it’s still a projection, and we’ll see how it goes,” McCarthy added. “We’ll see. But the way we approached the season program was to keep him out of the team training, but participate in the team training. It was really the last hurdle as I saw it.”
As well as Todd Archer of ESPN noted for a piece released early Wednesday morning, it’s unclear how much Prescott will play in next month’s preseason games, if any. There are also reasonable concerns about Cowboys players eventually hits the COVID-19 vaccination limit at 85% which allows to loosen some protocols related to the virus, but the owner Jerry Jones tried to pour cold water on these worries Wednesday suggested the team’s vaccination percentage shouldn’t be a problem when Dallas faces the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game on August 5th.