Dak Prescott, the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, will need surgery on his right hand, which will keep him out of action for several weeks.
Prescott left the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night in the fourth quarter. After the game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters that the 29-year-old quarterback will need surgery to fix a joint above his thumb on his throwing hand.
Prescott said, “I thought I jammed it.” “In my career, I’ve hit my hand a lot on helmets or bodies, but I’ve never really hurt anything except maybe a finger. That’s what I thought it was. On the next play, I found I couldn’t hold on to the ball. I let the crowd know… I came in and got X-rays, and now things are different.”
Before leaving, Prescott completed 14 of 29 passes for 134 yards and threw one interception. Cooper Rush took over at quarterback. He completed 7 of 13 passes for 64 yards, but Dallas lost 19-3.
Until Prescott gets back, Rush will be the starting quarterback. Prescott has been with the Cowboys for seven years and has thrown for 22,217 yards and 143 touchdowns. He has been chosen for the Pro Bowl twice and was the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2016.
During the 2020 season, Prescott also had a setback. In Week 5 against the New York Giants, he hurt his ankle, which kept him out for the rest of the season.
“It’s a very bad thing. “But accidents happen,” said Prescott. “I don’t always have control over it. It’s just unfortunate. Obviously, I won’t be able to help my team for a while. That’s the thing that hurts the most.”