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At one point back in October, Dak Prescott’s future looked grim. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback had just gone down with a devastating leg injury, and we were all left wondering what that injury meant for his career in the NFL.
Fast forward just seven months, and things are going well for the former fourth-round draft pick. In fact, Prescott isn’t even worried about his leg, even if a game were to take place today. Well, that’s what he told Sage Steele with ESPN at least.
“I’m right on pace. I’m healthy if we had to play a game now,” Prescott said recently. “I could go out there and be very successful. Start the game, finish the game and not even worry about the leg.”
Considering where things were heading soon after the injury, that is fantastic news. Prescott was playing through the franchise tag when the injury happened, so he didn’t have the same level of long-term financial security at the time.
The Cowboys held true to the notion that the 27-year-old was still the future, and they rewarded him with a new four-year, $160 million contract back in March. Now he’ll once again lead the offense, and he isn’t even worried about his injured leg.
Fans may not feel quite as confident as he does until they see him take at least one or two hits, but it’s a start, right?
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