Michael Irvin is the second Cowboys legend to come forward to say he believes Dak Prescott’s shoulder injury could be serious.
During the Cowboys’ first preseason game, Troy Aikman commented that he believed the Cowboys were downplaying Dak’s shoulder injury and that it was much worse than they were letting on.
Troy Aikman on Dak Prescott's shoulder injury: "The Cowboys are downplaying it, but I think when your franchise quarterback is missing the amount of time he's missing, I tend to think it's probably a little bit more significant than what they have led on."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 6, 2021
Irvin confirmed Aikman’s assessment of the situation after seeing Prescott in person during Cowboys training camp.
“When I was there at camp, he was throwing the ball back to the guy that was snapping it to him with his left hand,”
“It only takes that little wave with the right hand to throw the ball two yards, and I was like, ‘Oh, no. Oh, no.’”
According to Irvin people within the Cowboys are telling him there’s nothing to worry about regarding Dak’s injury but he’s not buying it.
Irvin said his contacts in the Cowboys have insisted they believe it’s nothing to fret about … but The Playmaker explained he thinks that might all be a façade at the moment.
Irvin said after Dak went down last year with his ankle injury, the team went into “the gutter” … and he believes the Cowboys are now trying everything to avoid that same feeling in camp this summer.
“The worst thing in the world, right now, is to have everybody in camp saying, ‘Oh, no, we’re going to have to play this season without Dak.’ Or, ‘We’re going to have to miss a considerable amount of time without Dak.’”
Irvin added, “You don’t stay out this long with something this minor at that position when you had all of last year off.”
Earlier this week the Cowboys revealed Prescott was getting a second MRI for his shoulder but insisted fans shouldn’t worry.
It's not a setback.
And it's not a reason to worry.
But QB Dak Prescott is planning on getting another MRI.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 12, 2021