Mike McCarthy: 'Good chance' Dak Prescott doesn't play in preseason with shoulder injury

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Dallas Cowboys fans now may not get to see Dak Prescott’s return to the field until the season opener.

Prescott isn’t likely to see any action in Dallas' final two preseason games while recovering from a shoulder strain, head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday.

“There’s a good chance he probably won’t play. Yes, that’s fair,” McCarthy said, via ESPN’s Todd Archer.

“We’ll just continue the throwing regimen and keep building up the volume."

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott is still recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered in July. (AP/LM Otero)

Prescott ‘healing well’ after shoulder injury

While McCarthy said Wednesday that Prescott now likely won’t get any preseason action, he is reportedly “healing well” after straining his shoulder in July.

Prescott missed the Hall of Fame Game and the Cowboys' second preseason game because of it. The Cowboys have two exhibition games left, starting Saturday against the Houston Texans.

While Prescott has been throwing more in practices, McCarthy said Monday that if Prescott doesn’t see the field Saturday, then he won’t play in the preseason finale.

Still, neither McCarthy nor Prescott seem bothered, even considering that Prescott hasn’t played in a game since he suffered a gruesome ankle injury early last season.

“This is something we want to nip in the bud and not let continue to linger,” Prescott said last week about his shoulder injury. “And I think the best way we do that is stay on the pace that I am and progress through it the right way, and once Sept. 9 comes I'll play that game and move forward without ever thinking about this again."

The Cowboys start the season Sept. 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where they've opened as +7 underdogs on BetMGM.

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