The Dallas Cowboys have been understandably cautious in their handling of quarterback Dak Prescott throughout the offseason activities as he struggles to fully recover from the horrific compound fracture and dislocated ankle. right he suffered last October.

Through Charean williams of Pro Football Talk, however, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Prescott is expected to “be a full participant” when the club holds its first training camp on Thursday.

“But it’s still a projection, and we’ll see how it goes,” McCarthy added. “We’ll be watching him. But the way we approached the offseason schedule was to keep him out of the team drills, but he’ll be in the team drills. That was really the last hurdle in my opinion.”

As ESPN’s Todd Archer noted for an article published early Wednesday morning, it’s still unclear how much Prescott will play in next month’s preseason games, if any. There are also reasonable concerns about Cowboys players. finally reaching the 85% COVID-19 vaccination threshold which allows the loosening of some virus related protocols, but owner Jerry Jones tried to pour cold water on these concerns Wednesday by suggesting that the team’s vaccination rate shouldn’t be an issue as Dallas takes on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame game on August 5.