Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was celebrating more that the Cowboys dominant win over the division-rival New York Giants on Sunday, he was also celebrating the passing of the one-year mark since the brutal ankle injury that ended his 2020 season.
“I’m glad it’s over with,” Prescott said following the game, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. “I’m glad I’m past that and I think this was the final shovel in burying this thing.”
“As much as I’ve tried to put it off, as much as I’ve tried not to think about it, I think it just naturally does, right?” Prescott added. “And it’s in the back of your head, unconsciously or not.”
Prescott hugged Cowboys director of rehabilitation Britt Brown following the game, a symbol of the tough road they both traveled to get the signal caller back on the field following the injury last season.
“He said, ‘I know what this meant to you,’ and I told him, ‘Thank you,’” Prescott said. “I told him I’m glad this is behind us. I don’t know why I was in a slow, I guess, mental fog early.”