“There’s nothing urgent from my perspective to see Dak play against Houston,” McCarthy said.
Building Prescott’s workload by throwing the ball is a slower process while the shoulder returns to full strength.
“The biggest thing is to stay the course with his throw,” McCarthy said. “It’s a precautionary plan. We just simply do not want to put him in a position where he could hurt it again.”
McCarthy also stated that Prescott will attend Monday’s training, which is open to the public at The Star, but the quarterback will be restricted and kept out of competition throws.
All of this means that if Prescott does not qualify for Saturday against the Texans, then this is his first time competing on an NFL field since his ankle injury in late October last year, against Tom Brady and defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFL season opener. McCarthy was asked on Monday if another pre-season series might help Prescott overcome some mental obstacles before the season starts.
“I think we all liked it, but that’s not the priority,” McCarthy said.