Jerry Jones has some good news for Dallas Cowboys fans.
While there have been some questions about the health of star quarterback Dak Prescott after his limited reps during training camp and a recent MRI, the Cowboys owner says that Dallas’ QB1 will be good to go in time for the regular season.
Jones was speaking to 105.3 The Fan and said that Prescott will be ready for the season-opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, September 9, and that the Cowboys staff feels good about his ability to go out and perform.
“He threw with authority and accuracy before the game,” Jones said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “If we were lining up against Tampa tonight, he’d be starting, and we’d feel great about it.”
That is exactly what the Cowboys and their fans want to hear.
Prescott pulled himself out of practice on July 28 with pain in his throwing shoulder, before returning to practice this week while he gets his reps up. Considering the team has been without Prescott since his gruesome ankle injury in Week 5 of last year, getting him back in uniform and under center will be a major sign of progress.
Kickoff between Dallas and the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium is set for 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.