Training camp is supposed to be the time to work out the kinks, install new plays, and prepare for the upcoming season. The last thing that any team, especially the Dallas Cowboys after last season, wants to deal with is injuries.

Unfortunately, the injury bug put quite the scare into the Dallas Cowboys fan base on Wednesday afternoon in Oxnard, California.

Quarterback Dak Prescott, who is coming off a season-ending ankle injury, left the practice field early with an apparent arm injury. Multiple Cowboys reporters on the scene tweeted out that Prescott talked with head athletic trainer Jim Maurer after throwing passes in a drill.


This can very well be nothing. Dak Prescott was not taken into the medical tent and left the field on his own. Still, it is undoubtedly noteworthy news when a player of Prescott’s caliber is dealing with an injury that cuts his practice short.

That is especially true after Prescott played just 4-and-half games a season ago. Garrett Gilbert filled in for Prescott with the starters in practice. There is no doubt that the Cowboys would much rather prefer having number 4 out there.

A Dallas Cowboys spokesperson told the media that it is “arm soreness” and that the team is not concerned about it being a big deal. There’s not much of need to risk injury before the first preseason game is even played.

DeMarcus Lawrence and Amari Cooper were two of multiple Cowboys players to begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Wide receiver Michael Gallup tweaked his ankle on a fall during Tuesday’s practice, so he did not participate on Wednesday.

Dallas is clearly taking the safe route with its players. It is smart for the Cowboys to be cautious when anybody on the roster, especially its star quarterback. Thankfully, things do not appear to be very serious for Dak Prescott or any of the other aforementioned Cowboys.

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