Cowboys players reveal feelings after first practice without Dak
For the first time since 2016, a practice in Dallas was led by a player not named Dak Prescott.
Prescott suffered a compound fracture in his ankle during the third quarter of Dallas’ 37-34 win over the New York Giants. The injury required surgery late Sunday night, but the updates provided signaled that Prescott will likely make a full recovery.
That means that Andy Dalton is taking over as the man in charge. According to Jon Machota of The Athletic, there was a strange feeling at practice.
“At The Star for the first time since Dak Prescott’s season-ending ankle injury, Michael Gallup said things are “a little different,” without the quarterback around but “the best thing you can do is keep Dak in the loop,” with texts and calls.”
Machota also talked to defensive end Tyrone Crawford, who called Prescott “an incredible individual.
“He’s an incredible individual on and off the field and it’s always sad to see but I got my 4s raised high all the time and I’m a supporter of 4 until the end,” Crawford said. “I just hope the best for him and I told him, Dak for president any time.”
Prescott was playing on a one-year franchise tag in hopes of securing a longer commitment from the team. Prescott was offered a five-year contract, but Prescott refused in hopes of securing more guaranteed money. He could have held out, but elected to sign the exclusive franchise tag.
His former teammate, wide receiver Dez Bryant, took to Twitter to voice his message on what the front office should do.
“STEPHEN JONES JERRY JONES YALL MAKE SURE Y’ALL TAKE CARE OF DAK IF HE CANT PLAY AGAIN,” Bryant tweeted.
There was always an assumption that Prescott was going to get paid this offseason, but this injury could change all of that future planning.
In the end, the locker room has nothing but love for their QB.