Dak Prescott has suffered some brutal injuries throughout his career, including a compound fracture to his ankle in 2020 and a broken thumb in 2022. That comes with the territory of being an NFL quarterback and getting hit so often, but Cowboys fans have become extra sensitive to Prescott's poor injury luck lately.
They definitely won't like this video from training camp on Tuesday, when Micah Parsons nearly ended Prescott's season before it even started.
Cowboys Training Camp Hit
While rushing Prescott on a routine play, Parsons gets pushed from behind and falls into Prescott's knees, taking him down with a hard hit.
Fortunately for Dallas, Prescott appears to have avoided the worst-case scenario here, as there have been no reports of an injury. It was merely an awkward fall for Prescott, who was not expecting to have his legs taken out from under him.
Still, the Cowboys' main goal during preseason should be protecting their Pro Bowl quarterback at all costs and ensuring he's healthy for the regular season. Prescott has missed significant time in two of the last three years, and Dallas can't afford to lose him if it wants to keep pace with the Eagles in the NFC East. If that means Parsons and co. need to take it easy on him in practice, then so be it.
As it stands, the Cowboys currently have +170 odds to win the NFC East as of Aug. 1 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Those odds will be considerably longer, however, if Prescott goes down for a significant period of time.
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