The Cowboys had a terrible season opener. They were totally stifled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also lost their star quarterback Dak Prescott to an injury to his thumb.
Prescott’s departure from the field caused heartbreak and the Dallas faithful began to hope for the best. But Todd Archer from ESPN gave some disturbing news that could spell the end for the Cowboys’ season.
“Dak Prescott is expected to have surgery Monday on a right thumb injury and miss 6-8 weeks, according to multiple sources,” tweeted Archer. “He will meet with the team’s hand specialist on Monday, but sources said he will have a pin and plate inserted to stabilize the joint.”
Archer also stated that Prescott would be placed on injured reserve and might not be able return to work until November.
Archer said that he will likely be placed in injured reserve, but will be eligible for return later in the year. He could be back as soon as Oct. 30, vs. Chicago, or as early as Nov. 13, at Green Bay, if he adheres to the 6–8 week timeframe.
Prescott’s performance before his injury was not great. He completed less than half his passes and was only 14-of-29 for 134 yards with an interception. The game was lost by 19-3 to Tampa Bay after Dallas failed to score any touchdowns.
Jones stated that he was “really disappointed” before Dak’s injury. “And definitely disappointed after it.”
Prescott left the game in the fourth quarter after sustaining a knock to the throwing hand. Rush was able to help him. Prescott came out of the game during the drive. Prescott ran off the field, then returned to the locker room where he was given X-Rays.
It was speculated that the Dallas backup Cooper Rush would take over as the starting pitcher for the foreseeable future. Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, confirmed that Rush would be needed to replace Prescott.
According to Jon Machota , Jones stated that “We’ll need to have Cooper (Rush), step up.” “He’ll get all of the reps, and we’ll move from there.”
Rush completed the Cowboys’ 19-3 loss by going 7-13 for 64 yards. He is a Central Michigan Product. He played one game against Minnesota last season when Prescott was injured. Cooper Rush was 24-of-40 in passing for 325 yards with two touchdowns, and an interception during a 20-16 Cowboys win.
The Cowboys and Dak Prescott lost their Super Bowl hopes after having had them in the offseason. It will take some serious maneuvering and luck to keep them on the right track until former Mississippi State star, Dak Prescott, can return to the field.