One of the most prolific quarterbacks in the National Football League (NFL) currently is Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. The thirty-year-old star is a big part of the Cowboys team and has single-handedly won them many games. However, it will be interesting for the audience to know how Dak Prescott keeps himself in such good shape.
Prescott follows a strict recovery regime after each game in a bid to prepare for the next one. In collaboration with the support staff and coaches, Dak Prescott has designed a program that will be best suited for his body and help him get ready for action. It will be safe to say Dak Prescott’s daily training regimen depends a lot on personal physical therapist Luke Miller.
Prescott has had Miller assigned as his full-time therapist since 2021 after he suffered a severe injury to his ankle back in 2020. Miller has designed recovery activities specifically for Dak Prescott, and they both work on them throughout the week. The quarterback has figured out what works for him and will stick to that.
They start off their recovery process on Monday and focus mostly on making sure Prescott is not suffering from any soreness from the game. In case any of his muscles are a bit tight or he is feeling sore in some places, they will kick off with stretching, ensuring a proper recovery process is kicked off at the start of the week. Tuesdays are light, with minimal stretching and massages, as Prescott takes care of his media activities on this day.
Miller and Prescott get back to work on Wednesday with a weight training session in the morning and more recovery sessions during the afternoons. Thursdays are also no different, with full-on training before the game, so a lot of physical activity is required. Prescott and Miller focus on blood flow restriction so that the former is not tired before the game.
Luke Miller plays a huge role in helping Dak Prescott recover from the injuries suffered during the game
Dak Prescott has spoken about the importance of Luke Miller in his training session, as the latter knows his body very well. Miller is able to devise a plan specific to Dak Prescott’s requirements and focus on the small things. He will keep his attention on shoulder blades and rotator cuffs, as those are body parts used more by quarterbacks than other positions.
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Prescott has also talked about the importance of consistency and ensuring everything is done in a proper manner. He is similar to legendary quarterback Tom Brady in this aspect and is very determined. He is detailed in his training and wants to touch every required aspect.
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“I truly don’t believe there’s enough hours in the day. It’s not just my process. That’s just how I am with life honestly. Because I’m a leave-no-stone-unturned guy. When you do that, you want to say, ‘Well, hell, I need this balance. I need two to three hours of rest now.’ And you look up and you’re like, ‘If I do that, then I’ve taken away from this or that.'” Prescott said.
Friday is the last day for the rehab activities, and they involve the STAA (Soft Tissue Activation and Acceleration) program. It was introduced by Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy. It is kind of a final check before matchday for all players to ensure they are relaxed and fresh for the game