Dak Prescott leaves practice to have arm examined, but Cowboys deem it “purely precautionary”

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The Cowboys conducted their first padded practice of training camp Wednesday. Quarterback Dak Prescott did not make it to the end, and it had nothing to do with his surgically repaired right ankle.

According to multiple reports, Prescott went through a normal early portion of practice before head athletic trainer Jim Maurer examined Prescott’s right arm. Prescott did not take part in one-on-one, seven-on-seven or team drills.

He eventually jogged into the locker room before practice was finished.

The Cowboys told reporters at practice that Prescott reported soreness in his throwing arm, something he felt even warming up. A team doctor was to examine Prescott, but a Cowboys spokesman said Prescott “is not concerned about it at all” and termed it “purely precautionary.”

Prescott completed 50 of 78 passes in the first four practices of camp in team drills, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.

Garrett Gilbert, Cooper Rush and Ben DiNucci received more snaps in Prescott’s absence.

The Cowboys started four quarterbacks last season after Prescott’s gruesome ankle injury in Week 5 against the Giants. He underwent immediate surgery and needed another surgery in December to help strengthen the ankle.

Prescott was cleared to return to all football activities this offseason and was a full participant in camp until Wednesday’s arm soreness.

9 responses to “Dak Prescott leaves practice to have arm examined, but Cowboys deem it “purely precautionary”

  1. You’ve got to be kidding!
    The first day he touches a football in practice, his arm is sore?

  2. These things seem to never be good. Hopefully it is nothing, but you just never know.

  3. So it’s preseason and Dak’s arm is already shot. Someone needs to get a hot take from Jerry

  4. in a division where a losing record can get you to the playoffs… this really isn’t that bad of news.

  5. 50 of 78 is very very crappy for team drills, right? Something going on here.

  6. Of course its precautionary. They won’t give any details if its serious or not and will probably hide any information if it is serious. Dak will say he is fine because he just wants to get out there and play. We all will see how fine he is when its time to play and how he throws the ball. There will be injuries this year and we can almost guarantee that Tyron won’t make it through the season.

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