逝ってしまわれた: Cowboys' Prescott moving past horrific injury

それからスターダラスクォーターバックは怪我の問題が死んだと宣言しようとしました.

“怪我を埋めました,” プレスコットは水曜日、カウボーイズの必須ミニキャンプの最終練習となった後、, who used the last of the three days for team bonding.

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I’ve buried it mentally,” 彼は言った. “And I think you guys and a lot of people around have to help me and bury it as well as we move forward. Put that right on the tombstone.

As for the date on thetombstone,” Prescott says about a month ago, which means about seven months after he broke and dislocated his right ankle in a gruesome scene in Week 5 against the New York Giants.

Somewhere around Cinco de Mayo,” 彼は言った. “ええ, had a good Cinco de Mayo, was a little active and at that time maybe did some little dance moves and I felt like I’m ready to go. So that was the time that I said in my head, ‘The injury’s gone.’

実際には, there are still plenty of questions for the player with the richest contract in the storied franchise’s history, A $ 160 百万, four-year deal signed in March. While the offseason work has steadily increased, Prescott didn’t do 11-on-11 drills, in part to keep players from falling around that leg.

Coach Mike McCarthy said he expects the two-time Pro Bowler to be cleared for everything at the start of training camp, presumably in California on July 22 — roughly the nine-month mark since the injury.

He hasn’t missed anything that’s been slated,” McCarthy said. “We’re not naïve. It’s just like any player that comes back from injury, especially a major joint injury. The first year back there’s going to be some things you have to work through.

After camp starts, Prescott will have the mental hurdle of his first play in a preseason game. All those feelings are likely to return Sept. 9, when the Cowboys open the regular season against Tom Brady and Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay.

途中で, Prescott said he hasn’t bothered with timelines. 実際には, he made sure he didn’t have any.

One of my goals and missions when I first got hurt is, I said, ‘I’m not going to try to beat anybody’s timeline. I’m going to just go out here and work day by day and just try to get myself better,’” Prescott said. “Because I knew the amount of time I had before I actually need to be ready for the season.

The scramble drills in offseason practices were important for Prescott to test his ankle, and the Cowboys did more of them. Prescott said that was more for the team’s situational work than his ankle. But there’s no question what was on everybody’s mind.

He definitely had some moments from workouts probably three, four weeks back where I definitely felt once we were able to see him move in the pocket, out of the pocket-type drills, scramble drills,” McCarthy said. “Physically I think he’s right where he needs to be.

Both starting tackles also had season-ending surgeries last year. La’el Collins had a hip issue that kept him out all season, and left tackle Tyron Smith played two games before a neck injury shut down the seven-time Pro Bowler.

The blockers got to see the rehabbing side of the quarterback who replaced an injured Tony Romo in 2016 and never gave up the job while leading Dallas to the top seed in the NFC and winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

The way Dak worked throughout the whole offseason, the way he pushed himself, the way he came back and is able to be on the field with everybody else right now, it’s amazing,” Smith said. “It lights a fire under you to like, 「ねえ, push a little bit harder.’ If your quarterback is going to push like that, we got to push the same way or even harder for him.

Prescott said he has been encouraged by improvement in his football movement from his workouts to minicamp. He also said he never worried about the leg during drills, and is now past the residual pain.

I say that because with all that gone and none of those effects, that’s what allows me and helps me bury it,” Prescott said. “I don’t even think about it before practice, pre-practice, but still doing all the necessary things and being smart that I am still only seven months away from the injury.

It’s actually eight months, but who’s counting? Maybe Prescott means it when he says he hasn’t been.

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