To recall, Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocated right ankle on Oct. 11 against the New York Giants. He's been under rehab since. During the process, Prescott seems to have picked up a renewed perspective on life. Speaking on the NFL Media Pepsi Rookie Roundtable, Prescott said:
“Don’t take anything that you’re doing for granted. No matter how big or how small it is, don’t take it for granted because it’s a blessing. I’ve been able to play every level of my career because the guy in front of me has gotten injured, so I know what it means to be ready and to stay ready in case a guy gets injured in front of you.”
Prescott is expected to make a full recovery after four to six months. Prior to the injury, the Cowboys signal-caller led the league in passing yards with 1,856 yards through five games. He also had nine touchdowns and four interceptions.
Prescott also shared that all his efforts in rehab are aimed not just for his own well-being, but for the entire Cowboys squad.
“And at the end of the day, I know my team needs me. And I know they need me now for support, but they’ll need me again later. So it’s about helping them whichever way that I can and however I can. But it’s about being right mentally and then counting those small victories.”
Dak Prescott played under the franchise tag for the Cowboys this season and is going to be a free agent in March of 2021.