The Cowboys won another high-scoring match on Sunday. Star quarterback Dak Preston threw 445 yards and three touchdowns in overtime to beat the Patriots and cement their position as the NFC East’s top dog at 5-1. Prescott was once more injured after Sunday’s win, but their Week 7 bye is a good opportunity. Prescott said that the MVP candidate fell awkwardly after his game-winning throw. was then helped to the locker room. He’s now wearing a protective boot on the right leg. Further tests are being done to determine if he has a calf strain .
Prescott said that the adrenaline from his injury would have prevented him from leaving Sunday’s game. After the adrenaline had worn off, Prescott could feel something was wrong with his right leg , as USA Today‘s Jori Epstein noted.
Prescott stated, Per Epstein, that “Life keeps throwing punches” and “I’ll keep throwing them back.” It’s not as painful when you win the game.
Prescott seemed unaffected by the game, and was having fun with the media afterward, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer: “I will be fine. That is what I can assure you. It’s a great timing for the bye week, but you can still have fun with it this weekend.
Mike McCarthy Cowboys coach confirmed Monday Prescott sustained a calf strain during the game. He said that Prescott will be resting and recovering during the team’s week off before returning to practice on Monday.
McCarthy stated that there was a delay in the timelines, but that he is optimistic for Minnesota’s Cowboys’ Week-8 game against the Vikings.
Prescott has been through many injuries. Prescott spent 2021 on the sidelines recovering from an ankle injury which kept him out of all but five 2020 games. He then had to deal with a shoulder problem that he discovered in training camp. These injuries have not affected Prescott’s performance, as he has posted some of his highest passing marks this season. Prescott’s latest injury may require him to miss practice. However, he will have the right to take any additional recovery time.