Dak Prescott is no longer concerned about the ankle injury that cost him the majority of the 2020 season, and he hopes the fans and media will soon join him.
"I've buried the injury," the Dallas Cowboys quarterback said to reporters Wednesday, including ESPN's Todd Archer. "Honestly, guys, you know me, from the point of practice, from the point of just moving forward and going about my life, I've buried it mentally. And I think you guys and a lot of people around have to help me in burying it as well as we move forward."
Prescott has been participating in the team's minicamp and is on track to be a full go for training camp. It's been a long road to recovery after he suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in October.
He can recall the exact moment when he realized he no longer needed to worry about the strength of the ankle.
"Had a good Cinco de Mayo, was a little active and at that time maybe did a some little dance moves and I felt like I'm ready to go," Prescott said. "So that was the time that I said in my head, 'the injury's gone.'"
The 27-year-old is not only feeling like his former self on the dance floor but on the football field, as well.
"I'm sure you guys see the scramble drill that we've done a few times. That was a big one for my confidence, just being able to pivot and turn left, get out to the right, change directions, not feeling anything and then look at the tape and realize day by day that I'm running more smoother, I'm getting better, I'm using my legs more when I throw," he said. "Those are just all building blocks and stepping stones for me to get where I want to be. It's just exciting."