Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott returned to the football field for the first time in 11 months and balled out against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in season opener.
Prescott, who suffered a season-ending injury in Week 5 of the 2020 season, threw for 403 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Prescott was on pace to break the record for most yards thrown in a single season before he went down with an injury in 2020.
Now, Prescott feels he is even a better player than he was before the injury.
“I don’t feel like I say things just to say them, so that’s just a credit to all the work I put in,” Prescott said. “I think when you invest that much work in rehab and prehab and just everything that has gone into the last 11 months for me to get on the field, I mean, I’m not surprised about the way that I went out there and fought. Ran the ball a couple times and did all the things that I’d normally do 11 months ago. No, I feel like I’m a better player than I was when I left the field [last year] and I told y’all that was the expectations I had for myself, and I’ll continue to try to get better game in and game out.”