Dallas Cowboys training camp is officially upon us. The team reported to Oxnard earlier in the week and have already held a practice. Dallas is scheduled to practice over the weekend as well.
Jerry Jones addressed the media on Wednesday, which officially kicked things off for the Cowboys. Jones made it clear how badly he wants to get back to the mountaintop and win a Super Bowl. More than a quarter-century without a trophy is certainly too much.
Jones also spoke on Dak Prescott. The Cowboys owner raved about his quarterback’s leadership and demeanor. He explained that Prescott is the face of the Cowboys and that the whole organization is happy that a deal got done this offseason. There are a ton of expectations surrounding Prescott as he is set to return from injury.
DAK PRESCOTT SPEAKS TO MEDIA
Prescott spoke to the media for the first time in training camp on Friday. Naturally, there was a lot for the quarterback to discuss. Prescott addressed his recovery status, expectations for the offense, and much more on Friday afternoon in California.
Here are some highlights from Prescott’s time at the podium:
- Prescott did not think about his ankle during Thursday’s practice. Multiple clips showed him moving in the pocket, rolling out, and hitting receivers in stride on the run. That is certainly a great sign for Dallas.
Dak Prescott: “There was no part of practice yesterday when I thought about my ankle.” pic.twitter.com/zws2ES2x7D— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 23, 2021
- The Cowboys offense is not shying away from expectations. Dak Prescott explained that he expects Dallas to have the best offense in the league in 2021. There is certainly more than enough firepower to make that happen.
Dak Prescott on his expectations for the Cowboys offense this season: “To be the best offense in the NFL.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 23, 2021
Dak: We want to be the NFL's best offense. "Stats, scoring, whatever you want to say, we want to be the best offense, and we want to make sure we're playing complementary football with our defense and special teams. It's not just about getting out there & throwing it 100 times."— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) July 23, 2021
- Vaccinations were also a point of discussion on Friday. The NFL recently came out with a league-wide memo that said teams would be at risk of forfeiting a game and losing game checks if an unvaccinated player spreads COVID.
Dak is basically a perfect leader. Won't reveal his vaccination status but then talks about how important education is and that he knows this team will reach the vaccination number.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) July 23, 2021
Won't alienate any teammates but you can also tell his status and thoughts.
- Mike McCarthy told the media that he expects Dak Prescott to play some in the preseason during August. That speaks to where Dak is health-wise and also gives him a chance to acclimate himself to the speed of the game before week one.
Mike McCarthy anticipates that Dak Prescott is going to get playing time in the preseason.— David Helman (@HelmanDC) July 23, 2021
Not going to outline when that’ll be, obviously.
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