Dak Prescott’s Latissimus Injury is no Longer an Issue


Braden Buchek

Prescott suffered a latissimus strain in his throwing shoulder four weeks ago, which inabled him from throwing and practicing in 11-on-11 drills in training camp and practice. 

Dak has recently started participating in 11-on-11 drills and was throwing “with some pop.” He completed 11 of 12 passes, and the only incompletion was on a dropped pass. Dak had a gruesome ankle injury in week 4 of the 2020 season, putting him out for the season. He has bounced back, and has been rehabbing hard. The latissimus strain was a minor setback that a lot of sports-talk shows were saying would be a big deal, but he has turned out to be fine, and is throwing great in practice.

“Dak will not be playing in the preseason, but he should be ready to go for week one.” said Dallas Cowboys Coach, Mike McCarthy.

The latissimus is a pair of large, triangle-shaped muscles in your lower back, which extends from the lower thoracic vertebrae up into the armpits. When you suffer from a latissimus strain, you can feel pain in your lower back, mid-back, back of the shoulder, inside of the arm, or all the way to your fingertips.

It has been a grueling past year for Dak, getting injured twice and basically living at athletic rehab. Fortunately, the latissimus strain has not been an issue, contrary to popular opinion.