Cowboys’ Dak Prescott loses ‘baby fat,’ shows off leaner physique

FRISCO, Texas — Dak Prescott agrees his current physique is “definitely” the leanest it’s been in his pro career.

Leaner even than he was in college?

“Total. Ever,” the seventh-year Cowboys quarterback said Tuesday after minicamp practice. “In college, I was a meathead. I’m leaner.”

Prescott aims not for hyberbole, promising neither that he’s faster nor that he’s lighter just because he’s leaner. His weight hasn’t meaningfully changed since last season, in fact. But its distribution has led more than one person to tell him lately he looks slim.

“People tell me that. I say ‘thank you,’ ” Prescott said. “It’s a product of working on everything and not just on my leg. Whether it be rotation, whether it be diet or whatever, just focused on every way I can get better.

“I think I have just dropped some of the baby fat off.”

Whether his body composition more reflects rotational exercises or a decline in Taco Bell and McDonald’s consumption — Prescott’s college fast-food staples — the Cowboys are eager for their quarterback to reincorporate full mobility into the game plan.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott goes through drills during minicamp on Tuesday.

No longer is caution exercised following Prescott’s October 2021 ankle dislocation and fracture. Unlike last offseason, he’s fully participating in team and individual drills from OTA’s start. Prescott has fluidly executed scramble drills in OTA practices, and a minicamp pass rush that knocked him down raised no flags about his ankle stability. Even his lengthy “prehab” practice warmup has shifted, replaced by more efficient methods that he says still ensure he’s nimble.

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