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Prescott brushes off wearing boot

- Carrie McDonald

Dallas Cowboys quarterbac­k Dak Prescott dismissed all concerns over his ankle after he was spotted using a walking boot on vacation ahead of training camp.

A photo circulatin­g online appears to show Prescott wearing a boot on his right foot and ankle, which is the same ankle that he injured in 2020, resulting in a season-ending compound fracture and dislocatio­n.

Prescott, 30, speaking from his youth football camp on Tuesday, said the ankle boot’s purpose was to prevent any future injury problems.

“A couple of hard days of training, and you know, you get a little sore and then you’re going on a fishing trip, and you want to protect it and make sure that things don’t get worse,” Prescott told The Athletic’s Jon Machota. “So literally, it’s absolutely nothing.”

Prescott added that the boot is a part of taking extra precaution­s as he ages.

“People are reaching, trying to make things that they aren’t,” Prescott said. “I’m getting older. I have to take care of my body. I have to be smart. And if I can take precaution­s and lessen something by putting on the boot, I’m gonna do it.”

Prescott is entering the final year of his four-year, $160 million contract. He added that there have been “conversati­ons back and forth” on a possible contract extension, but his focus remains on preparing for the start of training camp.

“Day 1 of training camp, my mind flips to just obviously helping my team, and doing everything I can within the organizati­on and on the football field to make sure that I’m my best, and everyone around me is their best,” Prescott said, via Nick Harris. “And the money and all that will take care of itself as it always does.”

 ?? TIM HEITMAN/USA TODAY SPORTS ?? Cowboys quarterbac­k Dak Prescott participat­ed in drills last month.
TIM HEITMAN/USA TODAY SPORTS Cowboys quarterbac­k Dak Prescott participat­ed in drills last month.

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