The Dallas Cowboys quarterback had surgery to repair the ACL in his right knee in April 2017. He did not miss a game during the 2016 season and had a strong start to the 2017 season before his injury. But when Prescott was able to get back on his feet and hit the dance floor, he was declaring that his reconstructed knee was healed.

If you’ve been following the star quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, you know he’s been dealing with a bad ankle this season. In March, Prescott’s Pro Bowl teammate Amari Cooper told the media that he had a “surgically repaired” ankle that caused him to miss the Pro Bowl, and Prescott said he had a “sprained and bruised ankle” that might prevent him from playing in the Pro Bowl. So, when Prescott was spotted going to a bar in Houston this past weekend, dancing with a woman on Cinco de Mayo, his teammates were concerned.

Dallas Cowboys fans can look forward to the long-awaited return of Dak Prescott to the football field. The two-time Pro Bowler is recovering from an ankle injury he suffered last October, and it’s unclear what he’ll look like when he returns to the field 11 months after his last NFL game. But if you ask Prescott himself, he has no reason to worry. The QB admitted at the beginning of the season that he felt close to 100%, and now he’s fully recovered from his devastating injury. The moment he discovered that his surgically repaired ankle was completely healed? Of course, when he could dance on the dance floor for Cinco de Mayo.

Dak Prescott ready to return for Cowboys season opener

. When Prescott first suffered a broken right ankle that ended his 2020 season, his return date was set at four to six months. But he didn’t care about deadlines or expectations. Prescott told reporters Wednesday that during the rehab process, all he was thinking about was getting healthy as soon as possible and being on time for the start of the 2021 season. I didn’t count the months. Recently I counted on my fingers how many days I have been injury free. I didn’t really follow him, Prescott said. That was one of my goals when I first got hurt, I said: I’m not going to try to beat anyone’s deadline. I’m just going to come here and work day in and day out and try to get better, because I knew how much time I had before I was ready for the season. Last month, Prescott said his well-being was close to 100 percent and that he would be able to play a full game immediately if needed. He will be at the helm when the Cowboys begin their 2021 campaign in September.

Prescott realized his ankle was healed when he could go dancing at Cinco de Mayo

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott smiles before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in 2019 | Patrick Smith/Getty Images. word-image-7510 For professional athletes who have undergone major surgery, there is always that moment. The moment they realize all that grueling re-education was worth it. The moment they feel like the players they were before the injury again. A time when they can finally put the pain behind them. For many athletes, this moment usually comes back on the training field or during their first competition. But for Prescott, his moment came on the dance floor. I just had a good Cinco de Mayo, Prescott said Wednesday. I got a little active and did some dance moves in between, and I felt ready to go. Then I mentally told myself there was no more trauma. It turns out that complex fractures are not comparable to margaritas and conga lines.

Cowboys QB buried his ankle injury

. Before Prescott suffered an injury that ended the season, he was on his way to the best performance of his NFL career in 2020. It’s hard to imagine him getting back to his old self after undergoing two surgeries a few months ago, but the QB is confident he can do it. If you go back and look at the tape of the first day [of the offseason workouts] and the last day I ran, you can clearly see that I run better, Prescott said. That’s a big part of the problem. But before rehab, I was doing all kinds of contractions, jumping and things like what happens with crawling exercises. So, during training I never thought about my leg or that it was part of rehab, but rather that I was going too far and mentally blocking it. Thanks to an active Cinco de Mayo and encouraging offseason workouts, the Cowboys QB has completely eliminated the ankle injury from his considerations leading up to the 2021 season. I really buried the pain, guys, he said. You know me. In terms of practice, in terms of progress and my life. I’ve buried it mentally, and I think you and many people here should help me bury it too as we move forward. COMPARED TO: Dallas Cowboys prepare to release rookie Micah Parsons to solve defense’s biggest problem.

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