Prescott: 1st game back in Dallas since ankle injury is 'exciting'

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Dak Prescott can't wait to feel the energy of the Dallas Cowboys faithful Monday night as he prepares for his first home game since last year's ankle injury.

"I think it will be more special just because of the amount of Cowboys fans that will be there versus the away games," Prescott said, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. "I mean, obviously, the first two they traveled great and felt the energy and felt that, but just knowing that the support that they've given me over (the) past, I guess, going on a year, was important. (It) was something that I felt.

"And knowing when I run out there once again, whether it's pregame, whether it's in a moment within the game, just to be able to see up there and know that after (COVID-19) and what we all went through last year, to have them all back - yeah, it will be exciting."

Prescott endured a long journey back after being carted off with a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5 last season. He's managed to look like his usual self through the first two games despite also missing the entire 2021 preseason due to a shoulder strain he suffered in training camp.

The 28-year-old threw for 403 yards and three touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener, though the Cowboys fell just short of victory. He then completed just over 85% of his passes for 237 yards in a Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

With a divisional clash with the Philadelphia Eagles set for Monday, Prescott said he'll soak up the reception from the home crowd before quickly focusing on the task at hand.

"I'll take that moment, I'll be thankful for it, but then flip the mind right back again to the Eagles' defense and what I have to do to win the game," he said.

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