Details Reveal Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s Unreported Second Ankle Surgery

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Dak Prescott required an additional ankle surgery in December, which was roughly two months after going under the knife to repair a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reported over the weekend.

Watkins added that the second procedure was to strengthen Prescott’s ankle and “clean up other previous issues.” The two-time Pro Bowler “should be ready” when training camp kicks off in July.

NFL.com has more details:

“After the second surgery in early December, Prescott had to take about a week off from rehab to let the wound heal, but it improved the stability and integrity of the ankle and should accelerate his overall recovery, per sources. He’s now walking without issue, doing weight-bearing exercises and is expected to be ready for action long before the 2021 season begins.”

Prescott had emergency surgery on Oct. 11th after an awkward tackle against the Giants in Week 5.

“Dak’s doing very well,” head coach Mike McCarthy said on Dec. 23, via ESPN. “Frankly just saw him a little while ago in the training room and all of the guys on IR are down there. So it seems like they tend to be there the same time most days. They’re all in good spirits. They’re all making progress. Dak’s just like you’d think he would be – very positive, very upbeat and just attacking his rehab.”

Just like last offseason, Dak and the Cowboys front office face another decision whether to come to an agreement on a long-term deal or play yet another season on the franchise tag.

“Sources say the Dallas Cowboys will make a push to sign their quarterback to a long-term contract prior to the March 9 deadline for applying the franchise tag — a sign they’re confident in Prescott’s ongoing recovery from multiple surgeries on the ankle he fractured in October,” NFL Network insiders Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported.

Prescott rejected a 5-year deal last offseason, as he wanted just four years. He played the season on a $31.4 million franchise tender.