Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Reportedly ‘Ahead of Schedule,’ Returns to Watch Practice

by Quentin Blount

Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott is reportedly considered “ahead of schedule,” according to local media covering the team.

Cowboys reporter for the Dallas Morning News Michael Gehlken says that Prescott was back at practice watching the team prepare on Friday for their upcoming matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. Gehlken says that Prescott was walking around with the help of a crutch under his left arm. He also said that the Cowboys consider their QB “ahead of schedule.”

“Good to see Cowboys QB Dak Prescott walking and standing. He is at today’s practice, observing and walking with use of a crutch beneath left arm,” Gehlken wrote on Twitter. “Prescott underwent surgery to repair a right ankle fracture on Oct. 11 — 54 days ago. He is considered ahead of schedule.”

Dak Prescott “Ahead of Schedule”

The Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback made an early exit in the Week 5 game against the New York Giants after suffering a gruesome season-ending ankle injury. During the third quarter of the Cowboys matchup against the Giants, defensive back Logan Ryan tackled Prescott and severely injured his ankle. Prescott was without question emotional following the injury. Knowing his season was likely over, he was crying as he left the field in a cart with an air cast on his right leg.

Meanwhile, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones issued a statement following the injury to his quarterback.

Prescott immediately underwent surgery on the ankle that same night. After staying overnight following the successful surgery, the quarterback was able to return home. Prescott, 27, was looking at four to six months of rehabilitation to get back to full strength from the injury.

However, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said after the injury he thinks that time table may not be accurate when it comes to Prescott. And, according to the local media, he may just be right.

“As I’ve found out in my short time here, he’s going to challenge any timeline,” McCarthy said of his quarterback.