Prescott leaves practice with strained muscle in right shoulder

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott exited the first padded practice of training camp Wednesday with soreness in his throwing arm, team officials said.

The results of an MRI showed Prescott has a strained muscle in his right shoulder, the Cowboys announced. He'll undergo treatment and be evaluated on a daily basis.

"I felt some soreness when making certain throws today, and I really just decided not to push things too far," Prescott said in a statement obtained by The Athletic's Jon Machota. "Better to be cautious and smart about it. I don't see this as any kind of serious setback. We'll treat it on a daily basis and I'll be fine."

Prescott attended practice Thursday but didn't participate in any throwing activities. Head coach Mike McCarthy said the signal-caller will resume throwing in "two, three days," according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

The 27-year-old missed most of the 2020 campaign after sustaining a compound ankle fracture and dislocation early in the season. He's expected to be ready for Week 1.

The Cowboys signed Prescott to a four-year, $160-million contract early in the offseason, locking him down as the face of the franchise for years to come. He threw for over 4,900 yards in 2019, trailing only Jameis Winston in that category.

Garrett Gilbert took over the first-team offense as Prescott left the field with trainers, according to NFL Network's Jane Slater.

Prescott leaves practice with strained muscle in right shoulder
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