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Joe Burrow and Dak Prescott are back after major injuries

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws a pass during the first day of Cincinnati Bengals OTAs at the Paul Brown Stadium practice field in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Cincinnati Bengals Ota
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Joe Burrow and Dak Prescott are back on the practice field after months of rehabbing from injury. Both quarterbacks lost their 2020 season. However, Burrow and Prescott are back and ready to lead their teams in 2021.

Burrow wants to play in week one. He says his knee is at 85 percent, and his doctor feels he will be ready to be under center by the time the season comes around. On the other hand, the Cowboys coaching staff feel Prescott will be good to go by training camp in July.

Comeback Players of the Year?

Oct 11, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) leaves the field with an injury in the third quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Prescott suffered an ankle injury in week five against the New York Giants. Burrow would go on to tear his ACL a few weeks later against Washington.

The two suffered devastating injuries, but there is room for optimism in 2021. Prescott was on pace to break multiple passing records with the Dallas Cowboys. Now he is on pace to be a Cowboy for life after signing a large contract extension this off-season.

Burrow was drafted number one overall to a Cincinnati team with a lot of wholes on their roster. However, Burrow proved in ten games that he is the guy moving forward. Burrow threw 13 touchdowns, completed 65 percent of his passes, and led the Bengals to some good wins.

Seeing both players back on the practice field should have Bengals and Cowboys fans excited.

Burrow and Prescott Aren’t Only Players Coming Back

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles with the ball in the first half against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on November 22, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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2020 was a year filled with injuries. Some of the biggest stars lost their seasons and are rehabbing to play in week one.

In addition to Burrow and Prescott, Saquon Barkely, Nick Bosa, and Odell Beckham all went down with an injury. That’s to name a few because players dealt with injuries and COVID-19 for the entire season.

The 2021 season kicks off on September 9th with a matchup between Dallas and Tampa Bay. Prescott makes his return and will try to take on the defending champs.

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