Dak Prescott spotted looking leaner ahead of 2022 Cowboys training camp
It’s a tale as old as time. This time in the offseason, we hear from players, coaches, and staff about how so-and-so player is in “the best shape he’s ever been in” or “healthier than ever” or any other phrase to get fans to believe everything is going to be wonderful when the regular season starts. Most of the time, it’s blowing smoke. That’s (sadly) especially true when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys.
Last season, we kept hearing about how running back Ezekiel Elliott was 100% and totally healthy the whole season only to find out after the playoff loss that he’d been playing on partially torn PCL since Week 5. It’s hard to know what to believe.
But when the photos match the talk, it definitely adds merit.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is elated to have his first fully-healthy offseason since 2019. Although he did have a procedure on his non-shoulder throwing at the start of the offseason, but we will ignore that. Prescott has been telling reporters how grateful and lucky he feels to have his health back and to be able to get in meaningful reps with his receivers.
Head coach Mike McCarthy even revealed that the coaching staff plans to let Prescott be far more mobile in 2022, which will hopefully bring some much-needed versatility to this offense.
That’s likely because the Pro Bowler has proven he’s back in great shape, and he actually looks the part. When the QB held his annual kids camp at The Star in Frisco, Texas, over the weekend, many members of the press noted how lean and in-shape No. 4 looked while working with the kids, and they’re not wrong.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was spotted looking lean and healthy at his annual kids camp
Knowing how badly Prescott wants to be seen as a franchise quarterback, none of this is surprising. Last year, he spent his entire offseason and preseason rehabbing and recovering from a gruesome ankle injury and shoulder issues. The 28-year-old isn’t the kind of guy who is going to let an opportunity to get back to his best self pass him by.
But, how did he get in “the best shape of [his] life?”
At his annual kids camp, he told members of the press that he hired a personal trainer and has been eating much healthier than he has in the past.
"“A couple of weeks out (from training camp) and I’m in the best shape that I’ve ever been in.One, just because of my movement. I got a PT in the offseason — someone I’ve worked with throughout the last year. I’ve paid him, made him full-time, my guy. Whether it’s vacation or not, he comes with me. We work on these movements and stretches. I feel like, since the injury, I’ve trained more functional than I ever have. So, I see it in my body, I see it the way I move and how the ball is coming out.”"
This is great news for Cowboys fans. Prescott is giving off the vibe and physically showing that people can expect more from him in 2022, which is a plus after a record-setting 2021 season. The playoff loss was frustrating but he remains focused on his ultimate goal.
The 28-year-old told reporters that his mind is never off of football. He recently went to Miami with some of his receivers and tight ends to put in extra work during the Cowboys’ downtime.
Things are on the up for the veteran quarterback. A full offseason of work is just the start.