LOS ANGELES — The Dallas Cowboys have announced that quarterback Dak Prescott will open training camp with the team at the St. Mary’s Zoo in St. Petersburg, Fla., on July 15, a team spokesman told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Sunday.
“Dak Prescott will be opening camp in St Louis with the Cowboys,” the spokesman said.
The news comes less than two weeks after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced that Prescott would return to Dallas.
The Cowboys, who signed Prescott to a three-year, $60 million deal this offseason, have struggled to find a starting quarterback in the last few years and have struggled at times to keep pace with the rest of the league in terms of injuries.
Prescott is expected to be the Cowboys’ starting quarterback, and it was unclear whether the team would be able to use him as a wide receiver, but the Cowboys are expected to add an offensive lineman and possibly a wideout.
The team is also expected to sign a wide receivers coach.
Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones will open the season as the team’s starting quarterback and coach.
The veteran quarterback started for Dallas in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals and threw for a season-high 326 yards and two touchdowns.
The former third-round pick is now the Cowboys first-round draft pick, and the team selected Prescott in the second round in 2013.
Prescott’s first two seasons were spent at Oklahoma State, when he completed a career-high 60.9 percent of his passes.
Prescott threw for 2,095 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2013 and had two career interceptions.
He is the first Cowboys quarterback since 2003 to win a league MVP award.
The 30-year-old Prescott is one of the most highly touted prospects in the draft class.
He will be eligible to play in the NFL’s Pro Bowl in 2019.
Prescott will make his first start with the Dallas Cowboys when they open training-camp on July 14.
The first preseason game for the Cowboys is scheduled for July 16 in Miami against the Miami Dolphins.