Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Sustains Foot Sprain

4:53pm: Bringing this holiday-based boot storyline to a close,’s Todd Archer notes Prescott indeed suffered a minor foot sprain but is no longer wearing the boot. Although Prescott still dealing with effects from his 2020 ankle break and dislocation is notable, it appears this brief storyline will wrap with fears of a serious midsummer setback put to rest.

3:02pm: Following the reports of a foot sprain, Prescott attempted to reassure Cowboys fans. The talented QB texted, “I’m great,” via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill. Prescott said the ankle he injured in 2020 swelled during his last time deep sea fishing, per Hill, and wore the boot as a precautionary measure.

The boot is, however, part of a maintenance effort Prescott has needed to conduct due to lingering effects from his 2020 ankle fracture. That injury has not impacted the former Offensive Rookie of the Year’s availability since he returned in 2021, and he said no restrictions are expected at training camp.

1:40pm: Dak Prescott scored his current contract despite coming off a season-ending ankle injury. The Cowboys quarterback’s latest contract talks will now be coming off another injury.

The ninth-year QB sustained a foot sprain that has required a walking boot, per the Dallas Morning News’ Calvin Watkins. It is not known when Prescott sustained the injury, but Watkins adds it is not believed to be serious. Prescott is vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, presently, with a boot visible on his right foot. He has worn the boot for a week, per Watkins, calling into question when the injury occurred.’s Ian Rapoport classifies this as a “very minor” injury.

It would be unlikely this injury provides a serious impediment to the Cowboys extending Prescott this year. They are planning to present a strong offer, creating more distance from early-offseason reports that suggested the team may be willing to let this process reach free agency next year. Prescott is believed to reside above CeeDee Lamb in the Cowboys’ extension queue.

How and when Prescott sustained the injury will be notable, of course, as will the extent of the issue. The Cowboys break for training camp later this month, and any Prescott stay on the active/PUP list — a camp-only designation that does not impact regular-season availability — will naturally generate attention. The Cowboys last held a practice on June 5, potentially pointing to the 30-year-old passer sustaining this injury away from team headquarters. Though, that is not confirmed.

Prescott damaged his right ankle during an October 2020 game against the Giants but was still able to secure a four-year, $160MM deal that has created significant leverage for him as talks on a third contract unfold. While Prescott also missed five games due to a thumb injury in 2022, he has otherwise been durable throughout his career. Dak played all 18 Cowboys games last season, marking the sixth time in his career he has avoided missing time in a campaign due to injury, and earned second-team All-Pro acclaim for his performance.

Prescott’s bounce-back effort solidified his value, putting him — considering the leverage he holds with the franchise tag out of the equation and a steep 2025 dead money bill on tap if no extension occurs — on the radar for a deal approaching $60MM annually.

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