FRISCO, Texas – Dak Prescott peered down at the socially distanced crowd scattered throughout the chandelier-adorned atrium at the Star. He waved from a second-story window. Then he headed downstairs, emerged from the elevator and strode right foot after left across the entrance to Cowboys headquarters.

The contract was signed. The recovery prognosis optimistic. The brutal compound fracture and ankle dislocation he suffered Oct. 11 no longer dominated the quarterback's conversation.

Literally and figuratively, Prescott might as well have been skipping.

“I thought about jogging out here and jumping on stage, but I don’t know if you all are ready for that,” Prescott joked in his first public comments since he was carted off the field at AT&T Stadium one day short of five months ago. “But I’m healthy.”

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