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Dak Prescott


#5 Quarterback

420 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 7
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 28
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 226
40 Time: 4.74

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021




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

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly SIP Logo

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.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Prescott averaged 1.5 more fantasy points per game last season than #2 in that category, Patrick Mahomes -- even with his injury game included. Remove that contest, and Prescott beat everyone else at the position by 7+ fantasy points per game.
  • Through 4 healthy outings last year, Prescott was on pace for 6,760 passing yards and 36 TDs. He reached 450 yards in 3 straight games before going down against the Giants.
  • It’s worth noting that Prescott ranked just 9th in Pro Football Focus passing grade over those first 4 weeks, with Jared Goff and Joe Burrow among the players ahead of him. He did post his highest passing grade since his rookie season, though, and the best overall grade of his career to date.
  • After going 58-42 with their pass-run split in 2019, Kellen Moore’s 1st season as OC, the Cowboys passed on 66.2% of their offensive plays through Prescott’s 5 starts in 2020. Dallas went 68.6% pass in Prescott’s 4 full outings, though going 1-3 in those contests contributed to that rate. Even the Week 2 win over Atlanta was a big comeback (down 19 at the half).
  • According to PFF, Prescott’s passing grade improved the further downfield he targeted. That included the Dallas QB ranking 2nd among qualifiers in adjusted completion rate on deep balls (20+ yards downfield).
  • That falls right in line with his previous results. Prescott graded out 4th-best among deep passers in 2019, with his next-best grade in the 10-19 yard range. His first 3 seasons also found Prescott delivering his strongest passing grades in the deeper 2 ranges.
  • That matches up nicely with 1 of the league’s top set of pass-catchers. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb all excel at getting downfield.
  • Despite playing only 4 full games, Prescott still reached 3 rushing TDs for the 5th straight season. He’s the only QB to do so each of the past 5 years. Just 5 others have reached 3 rushing TDs 3 times in that span.
  • His 19.0 rushing yards per game since 2016 ranks 12th over that span among QBs with at least 100 total carries.
  • Dallas let Prescott play on the franchise tag last season, after the 2 sides couldn’t agree on an extension. He then got a 4-year, $160 million extension this March, including a record $126 million guaranteed -- in spite of the compound fracture and dislocated ankle in his right leg that ended Prescott’s season. That says they not only believe in the player, but also believe he’ll rebound from the injury.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Prescott’s return from last year’s gruesome ankle injury will bear watching through the summer -- both for any setbacks and any sign of impact on his play. But the Cowboys’ actions indicate they believe he’ll be ready. On top of the big new contract, Dallas let Andy Dalton walk in free agency and look prepared to roll with Garrett Gilbert as the backup. More important than that, of course: Prescott heads into another season with maybe the league’s best set of wideouts. And the Cowboys have leaned more toward the pass recently.

A healthy Prescott sports as high a fantasy ceiling as anyone at the position. The depth at QB makes it even easier to gamble on his ankle.


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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is "looking good" after Monday's MRI on his calf. "They got good news," Rapoport adds. Prescott gets a Week 7 bye, and it sounds like he'll be ready to go come Week 8.

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott downplayed his calf injury after Sunday's overtime win in New England. "I’ll be fine," Prescott said. "I’ve got a lot of confidence in myself and the medical team. I feel good ... It doesn’t hurt as bad, obviously, when you score and win the game. I just came down funny and didn’t like what I felt.” Prescott was in a walking boot after the game, though, and walking with a "significant limp," according to The Athletic's Jon Machota. He's schedule for an MRI on Monday, so we should learn more soon. Prescott gets a perfectly timed Week 7 bye.

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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was in a walking boot after Sunday's win over the Patriots because of a calf strain he suffered in the game. Prescott reportedly assured reports that he'll be "fine." We'll obviously watch his progress. Dallas gets a well-timed Week 7 bye to help him get past it.

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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) was listed as a full participant on the 1st official practice report of the season on Monday. His surgically repaired ankle isn't even on the injury report. It's confirmation that Prescott will be under center for Thursday night's opener vs. the Bucs.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Sunday that QB Dak Prescott (shoulder) is "good to go" for the start of the season after a nice week of practice. “He really turned it loose and was none the worse for it," Jones said. Prescott got limited practice reps this offseason as he rehabbed ankle and then shoulder injuries. But he's returning to the same offense with the same group of weapons. There's more risk with Prescott than the rest of the top-end fantasy QBs -- but his ceiling easily climbs into the top 3.

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