Jerry Jones Downplays Prescott’s Shoulder
Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones isn’t worried about his quarterback Dak Prescott.
Prescott in a 44-21 blowout win over the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday evening suffered a right shoulder injury after a linebacker landed on him.
According to Dallas Morning News beat reporter Michael Gehlken, it is believed that the two-time Pro Bowler has a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder, which has limited Prescott’s repetitions in practice leading up to today.
Still, the three-decade owner has stressed that he isn’t worried about his limits in practice, as Jones fully expects his quarterback to be in top form come Sunday in South Philly.
“You’d like for everybody to be out there practicing,” Jones said on K&C Masterpiece on 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM). “But I’m totally convinced that he’ll be in top form, and we’ve got to have him in top form, and he will be in top form. I think the situation has been described accurately. These are things that guys play with and practice with, so I think we’re in good shape … I’m not worried about it.”
Even though Jones isn’t worried about it, according to media reports, Prescott on Wednesday couldn’t even lift his throwing arm above his head amid a portion of practice journalists can watch.
“I think the biggest thing we’re trying to do is just get through today,” Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett said during a press conference to the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday. “He wasn’t able to do anything today, so Cooper Rush (reserve quarterback) took the reps in practice. We’ll just see how he is over the next couple days.”
While this doesn’t seem like a huge deal, Prescott has never missed or been limited in practice. On Wednesday, though, he was listed as a limited participant officially.
Even with all his aches and pains, Prescott on the year has still thrown for 4,334 yards and 26 touchdowns with 11 picks.
For the NFC East crown, the Cowboys will face off versus the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday 3:25 Central, 4:25 Eastern.
Score prediction without choosing a team: 28-24
Written by Robert Magobet