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Dak Prescott
ADP: 8.2
Bye: 9
Experience: 6 Yr(s)
Age: 29.1
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 238
40 Time: 4.79
SPARQx (Rank): 95.00 (68%)
Burst Score (Rank): 114.90 (71%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.43 (55%)
Throw Velocity (Rank): 54.00 (37%)

Injury PredictorDak Prescott's Injury Guide

Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

11%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

0.7%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

1.20

Durability

3

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 9, 2013 Non-NFL Arm Elbow Sprain Prescott sprained his elbow against Texas A&M. He missed two games.
Dec 15, 2019 NFL Shoulder In the first quarter vs. the Rams, Prescott landed on his right elbow while holding the ball. He returned the following week.
Oct 11, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Dislocation Prescott suffered an ankle injury during Week 5's win over the Giants. He missed the remainder of the season.
Oct 11, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Fracture Prescott suffered an ankle injury during Week 5's win over the Giants. He missed the remainder of the season.
Jul 28, 2021 NFL Shoulder Prescott was diagnosed with a strained right shoulder when he left the training camp practice.
Oct 17, 2021 NFL Leg Calf Strain Prescott suffered a right calf strain during the Week 6 win over New England.
Sep 11, 2022 NFL Hand Thumb Fracture Dak had a plate inserted into his thumb to stabilize the joint. Dallas opted against placing him on IR.

Basic StatsDak Prescott's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Prescott finished 7th among fantasy QBs (depending on your scoring format) in his return from the 2020 ankle injury.
  • He delivered 11 top-12 fantasy finishes among his 16 games, including 7 weeks among the top 6. Both of those totals beat his numbers for those categories in 2019, his last full season. Only Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes finished more weeks in the top 12 last year.
  • Prescott also had more finishes at 20th or lower than in 2019: 5 of them, vs. 3 in 2019.
  • He earned a career-high Pro Football Focus passing grade, increasing that number for the 4th straight season. Prescott ranked 8th in the league in that category.
  • Prescott’s yards per pass attempt dipped to 7.5 after 2 straight seasons over 8.0. His TD rate climbed to a career-high 6.2%, though. Betting on regression in that 2nd number seems wise. As for the previous …
  • Dallas traded away Amari Cooper, who led the 2019 and 2020 Cowboys in receiving yards, and ranked 2nd (behind CeeDee Lamb) last season. Cooper trailed Lamb in yards per catch in each of their 2 shared seasons and trailed Michael Gallup in that category his 1st 2 seasons with the team. (Gallup missed 8 games with injuries last year.)
  • The Cowboys re-signed Gallup, who is coming off a Jan. 2 ACL tear. Dallas also signed James Washington and drafted WR Jalen Tolbert in Round 4.
  • Despite having Lamb, Cooper, Gallup (for half a season) and Cedrick Wilson (now gone to Miami), Dallas targeted WRs last season at its lowest rate since 2015. That 56.1% share ranked 17th in the league.
  • Prescott’s rushing numbers fell way off in his return from the 2020 ankle injury. His 3.0 carris per game checked in just short of the 3.3 he averaged in 2019. But Prescott went from 5.1 yards per attempt over his previous 4 full seasons to just 3.0 in 2021. That cut his rushing yards per game in half. And after scoring 3+ TDs on the ground in each of his first 5 seasons (even the injury-shortened campaign), Prescott scored only 1 rushing TD in 2021.
  • His 15 red-zone rushes for the year were right in line with previous seasons – including 9 from inside the 10 (according to Pro Football Reference). Whether Prescott’s ankle was limiting his effectiveness or he was just unlucky, the QB seems a good bet for positive regression there.
  • Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said the team will utilize QB Dak Prescott's legs more in 2022. The plan is for Dallas to “put in more quarterback runs and quarterback movement plays," per beat writer Clarence Hill.
  • Jon Machota of The Athletic writes that Dallas’ O-line “has more question marks than it ever has in [Dak] Prescott’s career.”


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Prescott seems a little low at QB13 in our site rankings. Blame a crowded position more than the QB himself, with DeShaun Watson and Trey Lance arriving after not factoring into last year’s QB picture – and Russell Wilson moving to a franchise that wants to let him cook. Prescott does face the challenge, though, of losing Amari Cooper and waiting for another starting WR to recover from a Week 17 ACL tear. Prescott and his offense are good enough to overcome those challenges, and he might well outperform our ranking. But there’s also some downside risk that the Dallas pass offense slows vs. recent seasons. Prescott remains solid, but don’t overcommit to him in 2022.

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Dak Prescott still has swelling in thumb

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott had the stitches removed from his surgically repaired thumb but still has swelling, HC Mike McCarthy said Tuesday. Once that subsides, Prescott will need to regain strength in the thumb. Then he can resume throwing. “I do not have a timeline for when he will start throwing," McCarthy admitted. Prescott and the team have been overly optimistic about his return timeline recently. We still think Week 6 is his earliest possible return.

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ESPN's Todd Archer reports that Cowboys QB Dak Prescott had the lone stitch removed from his right thumb Monday but that the QB still had a splint on his hand Monday night. Prescott told ESPN's Lisa Salters that he expects to be back in the lineup in "a couple weeks" and that he wouldn't rule out returning as soon as Week 4. We'll continue tracking his progress.

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (thumb) was out on the practice field Thursday "gripping and throwing a training ball," according to insider Michael Gehlken. Prescott isn't taking snaps or throwing yet, but he's clearly progressing well from surgery to repair his fractured right thumb. Prescott has not been placed on IR, and the Cowboys reportedly believe he could return for Week 4 or 5. We're skeptical but will continue to keep a close eye on his status.

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The Cowboys now expect QB Dak Prescott to miss 4-6 weeks after he underwent surgery to repair a fractured thumb, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Earlier reports had Prescott's timeline at 6-8 weeks. The short end of this new timetable would have Prescott back for Week 6's game vs. the Eagles; the long end Week 8 vs. the Bears. Dallas does have a Week 9 bye, so it still wouldn't be a surprise to see Prescott held out until Week 10. We'll continue to monitor his rehab.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning that QB Dak Prescott isn't going on IR for his thumb injury because he believes the QB has a chance to return within the next 4 games. We'll assume this is based on more than just optimism or gut feeling for Jones. But we also wouldn't plan on using Prescott in fantasy football lineups anytime within that range.

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