Dak Prescott is the key to how successful the Dallas Cowboys are in 2022. That is probably oversimplifying things, but that is how important the quarterback is in the NFL.
Prescott enters his seventh season as the man behind center for the Cowboys. This time around, the Pro Bowler is feeling in the “best shape” that he has ever been in. That is a welcomed sign after an injury-riddled 2021.
“A couple of weeks out and I’m in the best shape that I’ve ever been in,” Prescott said earlier this summer.
That is not necessarily an uncommon thing for players to say after months off from game action. Still, because of the injuries that have hurt Prescott over recent years, it was a notable thing for him to say.
Fortunately for the Cowboys, Prescott is looking very healthy early on in training camp. The Dallas Cowboys put on the pads for the first time in Oxnard on Monday, and the quarterback had himself a very impressive practice.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott keeps play alive with legs and finds WR CeeDee Lamb for back-shoulder catch down sideline. pic.twitter.com/r6FVZGOzYP— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 1, 2022
Prescott is moving well, appears confident in and out of the pocket, and looks comfortable throwing the ball to his corps of receivers. CeeDee Lamb obviously leads the way in that area, and he himself showed out in padded practice No. 1 this week.
Lamb is set to take over as the go-to guy for the Cowboys after Amari Cooper was traded early in the offseason. So far in training camp, the 2020 first-round selection looks ready to take on that role.
CeeDee Lamb is having an all-world practice. On the sideline, in traffic, high pointing the ball, coming back to it…whatever. He's catching everything in every single possible way.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) August 1, 2022
Prescott and Lamb flashed their connection last season, but the two truly look to be on the same page heading into the 2022 campaign. The trust that Prescott has in the former Oklahoma star is evident, which has to make the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff thrilled.
Dak to CeeDee in traffic: pic.twitter.com/7EUBJp2m4r— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) August 1, 2022
Practice is one things. Games are another. Still, it is worth noting how good the duo has looked in training camp. The Dallas Cowboys will certainly need that to translate when the regular season arrives.
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