'Caged lion' Dak Prescott throws in Cowboys' 11-on-11 period Wednesday

The latest Dak Prescott update added some activity to his workload.

Prescott participated in multiple series of 11-on-11, the first time he's done so since he was sidelined by a shoulder strain earlier this month.

"He's a caged lion," Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said of his franchise QB before practice, per USA Today. "He's a competitor."

Prescott's path back to the field was initially promising at the start of camp, but the shoulder issue forced the Cowboys to pause Prescott's return. Since then, it's been a topic we've monitored daily for the entirety of camp, including inquiries into Dallas' preseason plans for Prescott, who'd previously said he wanted to see the field for valuable game-speed reps before suffering the shoulder issue.

With only one preseason game left to play for the Cowboys, Prescott is no longer focused on trying to get on the field before Week 1. Instead, he's following the team's guidance with the plan of being ready to play against Tampa Bay in the NFL's opening game on Sept. 9. That plan continues with Wednesday's increased participation.

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