An MRI showed Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had a muscle strain in his right shoulder, the team said Wednesday following the start of training camp.
Prescott pulled himself from drills and exited the team’s first practice in pads with a sore throwing arm.
“I felt some soreness when making certain throws today, and I really just decided not to push things too far,” Prescott said in a statement. “Better to be cautious and smart about it.”
Prescott, diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain, could be out for up to two weeks, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Prescott walked toward a trainer on the sideline during practice and, after a brief discussion, observed from a distance as Garrett Gilbert operated with the first-team offense. A short time later, Prescott left the practice field, but the Cowboys said the arm soreness is typical of training camp and not serious.
The Cowboys said Prescott “felt soreness in his throwing arm and didn’t want to push it with deep throws today.”
Prescott enters the 2021 season with a new long-term deal signed in the offseason worth $160 million over four years.
Team owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys have “no concern” with Prescott’s health after he ended the season on injured reserve with an ankle injury that required surgery.
Prescott said upon arrival at training camp in Oxnard, Calif., that he’s in the best shape of his career. He missed the final 11 games of the 2020 season.
–Field Level Media