QB Prescott limited after new cleats bother ankle

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Dak Prescott said he was just being precautious after leaving practice because a new pair of cleats began to bother his surgically-repaired right ankle.

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott limited in practice after new cleats bother ankle 4:27 PM ET Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children FRISCO, Texas -- For Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott , it's gotta be the shoes. Prescott was a limited participant in Thursday's practice because of a new pair of cleats that made his surgically-repaired right ankle feel "uncomfortable." "I promise you I'm great," Prescott said, adding, "Just being very, very precautious. Switched shoes today, probably wasn't the best idea. We're good to go. Promise that." The Cowboys have a lighter workout on Friday "but come Saturday, yeah, we'll be rolling," he said. Dallas' season kicks off Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium. Editor's Picks NFL Week 1 buzz: Predicting upsets and QBs to watch, plus a bold MVP and Super Bowl pick 8h Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano Prescott was on the field for a portion of practice that was open to the media before heading to the locker room. He said he did not twist the ankle in practice; he was breaking in a new pair of Jordan 11s after wearing Jordan 1s all summer during training camp. He wore the Jordan 11s for games last year, but he said he will switch back to the Jordan 1s. Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in the fifth game of the 2020 season but did not have an issue with it last year when he set the team record for touchdown passes (37) in a season. He missed one game last year with a calf strain. Prescott's health going into last year's season opener against the Buccaneers was a much bigger deal since he missed most of camp with a right latissimus strain. He said this summer in camp, this is the best he has ever felt. "That's this league and if you don't report a hangnail you'll get suspended or they'll get fined, excuse me," Prescott said. "But, no, I feel great. I still feel the best that I've felt in a very, very long time. Not even comparable to where I was last year going into this game. Honestly just excited and ready for Sunday to get here." Prescott initially downplayed the severity of the latissimus strain last year too. "That was a baseball deal. I wasn't sure," Prescott said. "Those are not even comparable. Obviously when I found out about the shoulder, I had to take back what I said. This isn't even in, no, not even comparing." Two years removed from the injury, Prescott is not going through the same rigorous pre-practice warmup that he went through all of last year. In last year's opener vs. Tampa Bay, Prescott threw for 403 yards while completing 42 of 58 passes with three touchdowns and an interception in a 31-29 loss. He said this minor setback will not limit him Sunday. "Not at all. It can't," Prescott said. "Not at all. Not a chance."