It's pretty safe to assume that Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott is raring to get back on the field. He saw his last campaign cut short by a serious ankle injury, which needed two surgeries.

Various reports have indicated that Prescott, who signed a huge contract extension last March, has been doing better than expected on his road to recovery. All signs point to him making a comeback in the upcoming NFL season.

One guy who knows all about making a rousing return is free agent quarterback Alex Smith. After all, he was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year last season after suiting up for the Washington Football Team after suffering an almost career-ending leg injury. And for Smith, Prescott could very much do the same for the Cowboys (via Heavy).

“Dak is, I think, one of the most unique athletes in the NFL, and I really think that from like a freakish perspective. He is such a strong, powerful, such a good athlete. So I really expect him to come back and be rolling. Then you add that on to his fortitude and mental perspective? I think he’s going to have a huge, huge year.”

The 27-year-old Prescott, who has a career win-loss record of 42-27 in five seasons with the Cowboys, will be under scrutiny when he returns on the gridiron. But the Louisiana native has battled the odds throughout his career, and it shouldn't be a surprise if he exceeds expectations in his comeback campaign.

The Cowboys have missed the NFL Playoffs in back-to-back seasons, and Dak Prescott's rampaging return could be exactly what Alex Smith ordered.