According to FOX NFL Sunday reporter Jay Glazer, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott allegedly felt like something “popped” when he injured his ankle on Thursday during practice. Prescott appeared on the team’s injury report Thursday following the incident as limited. The veteran passer later admitted a new pair of cleats was the believed cause of the ankle issue.
According to Glazer, who appeared on the FOX NFL Sunday program to report the news, team officials “received a scare” and were “holding their breath” while Prescott had an X-ray of his surgically-repaired ankle. Luckily, the tests came out negative and he returned to practice and was listed as a full participant on the injury report for Friday.
It’s believed Prescott only popped some scar tissue and it will not impact his play on Sunday night when the team makes their regular season debut against quarterback Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Below you can watch Prescott’s interview with the press following the injury scare.
In October of 2020, Prescott suffered a season-ending compound ankle fracture and dislocation to his right leg during a Week Five game against the New York Giants. He returned to the Cowboys in 2021, helping them post an average of 282.4 passing yards per game, which was tied for the second highest average in the NFL. Prescott would also throw for a career-high 37 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions while completing a personal best 68.8% of his passes last year.