Sports Illustrated Profiles Dak Prescott’s Emotional Journey In Football Preview Issue
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 19, 2021--
Dak is back – but there’s much more to the story of what he’s gone through to make it here. After a year that included his brother’s suicide and a gruesome leg injury that made it easy to wonder if he’d ever play again, Greg Bishop gives us an insider look at how Dak Prescott has dealt with his pain. The 2021 Football Preview is available online today and on newsstands on Aug. 26, additional features included below.
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On the Cover
Dak Prescott’s last appearance on the field came in Week 5 last season when the Cowboys’ quarterback was carted off after suffering a career-altering injury. In the ten months since, he’s made a full recovery and signed a $160 million contract extension. Greg Bishop profiles a stronger Dak who is shaping his own narrative, emotions, and future.
NFL Preview Features
- Backers are Back: As more NFL offenses have emphasized power running games, defenses are countering by rediscovering the value of elite linebackers. Case in point: Conor Orr reviews the pair who help Tampa Bay win the Super Bowl.
- Scouting Reports: Conor Orr and Gary Gramling break down each division. Sports Illustrated’s Super Bowl prediction: Chiefs over Rams.
College Football Preview Features
- The Parity Problem: The College Football Playoff era has been a playground for a select few programs. Senior writer Ross Dellenger probes, ‘How did Alabama, Clemson, and company become so dominant? What can be done to create more contenders across college football?’
- Let’s Make a Deal: The newest front in college football’s recruiting war isn’t about facilities, playing time, or proud traditions. Instead, it’s about which schools can help a player land the most lucrative name, image, and likeness deals.
- Sports Illustrated’sTop 20: Team by team breakdowns of our top 20 and national championship pick: Alabama over Clemson.
- The 2022 NFL Draft: a way-too-early preview.
- Conor Orr on how NFL teams will keep players healthy through the new 17-game season.
- Breaking down the Heisman Award race: Sports Illustrated’s expert picks and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsbook’s betting favorites.
- NFL award predictions and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsbook MVP odds.
- Gary Gramling on the return of fan-filled NFL stadiums.
- NCAA super seniors – 5 players are making an impact with an extra year of eligibility (thanks to Covid).
- Point After: Rookies unite! Eyeing the NFL debuts of Trevor Lawrence and Urban Meyer.
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