The Dallas Cowboys are taking a cautious approach with QB Dak Prescott and holding him out for “at least another week”, according to Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Prescott will not play in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to a strained shoulder muscle. Backups Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci should see time in the kickoff to preseason.
The Cowboys QB was off to a fantastic start in 2020, throwing for 1,856 yards and nine touchdowns in five games before suffering a gruesome ankle injury that sidelined him for the season. The Cowboys had constructed a talented wide receiver group for Prescott by drafting CeeDee Lamb and retaining Amari Cooper, but the injury wiped out any chance that group had to compete for a division title.
Prescott has a four-year, $160 million extension with the Cowboys after some tough negotiations. The deal kicks in for the 2022 season. If he can maintain his hot start from 2020 across an entire season, Prescott will be a bargain at that number.