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Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy’s major Dak Prescott announcement as training camp arrives

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Dallas Cowboys training camp is here, and star quarterback Dak Prescott seems to be ready to go at full speed.

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy addressed Prescott’s status on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s opening practice. McCarthy sees no reason why Prescott wouldn’t be a full participant, unless there’s an unexpected setback.

Via PFT’s Charean Williams:

“Unless something comes out of the medical meeting, I see for him to be a full participant,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said. “But it’s still a projection, and we’ll see how it goes. We will watch him. But the way we approached the offseason program was to keep him out of the team drills, but he will participate in the team drills. That was really the last hurdle as I view it.”

Dak Prescott suffered a devastating season-ending injury in October of last season. The Cowboys quarterback needed a second surgery in October.

The Cowboys did make sure to limit Prescott during OTAs for precautionary reasons. But now that training camp has arrived, it’s time for him to let loose and show that he’s back to 100%.

Dallas needs Prescott back at full strength after a disappointing 6-10 campaign. The Cowboys cycled through several other quarterbacks in Prescott’s absence last season, with Andy Dalton, Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert all notching starts. With shoddy backup quarterback play and a horrible defense, Dallas had no chance and couldn’t even make the playoffs in a terrible NFC East.

Prescott was putting up monster numbers when he went down, and he should be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL as long as he’s healthy. We’ll see if that Cowboys defense improves, though.