Prescott was injured following a designed run after which he immediately grabbed his leg in obvious pain. CBS cameras caught his right ankle pointing in the wrong direction as he sat on the AT&T Stadium turf.
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A cart was summoned and removed Prescott, in tears, to the locker room as Jerry Jones and Dallas executives looked on. Former Cowboys head coach and current Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett also came over to show his support.
Prescott was then taken by ambulance to a local hospital for further evaluation of a “serious right ankle injury,” per the team. PFF injury analyst Mario Pilato believes Prescott sustained a non-career-threatening “unstable fracture” and will miss the remainder of the season.
“#Cowboys QB Dak Prescott suffered what I believe to be an unstable fracture. He will need surgery. Dak’s season is done but it is not career threatening. Sad for one of great QBs in the league and in the contract situation he is in,” Pilalo tweeted.
Prescott entered the game as the NFL’s leader in passing yards. He completed 14-of-21 balls for 166 yards prior to exiting. He also caught a touchdown pass on a trick-play throw from wide receiver Cedrick Wilson.
The Cowboys, with Andy Dalton under center, scored on an Ezekiel Elliott run three plays later to re-take the lead over the Giants, 31-23.
Head coach Mike McCarthy will update Prescott’s status at the conclusion of the game.
Dak Prescott’s Brother Sends Photo & Strong Message
Following the news that Prescott had been taken to the hospital and was undergoing ankle surgery on Sunday night, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there was a strong message sent by the quarterback’s brother.
Prescott’s brother, Tad, posted a photo of the two together in what appears to be the hospital and sent a strong message. Tad stated that Dak will “be back STRONGER than ever” and that he’d make sure the Cowboys star continues to fight.
Well Wishes Pour in After Dak Prescott’s Injury
Not surprisingly, the internet reacted with an outpouring of love and support for the Cowboys quarterback. From fans to athletes across various sports, the comments and well-wishes for Prescott swept through social media.
NFL players were among the most noteworthy.
And the comments expanded beyond the NFL, going to the NBA and MLB, among multiple other sports.
There was an update provided by the Cowboys on Sunday night, as Bleacher Report detailed. They stated that Prescott suffered a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation.
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