Dallas Cowboys name new starter following Dak Prescott injury

Following the announcement Sunday night that Dak Prescott, Cowboys’ quarterback, will require surgery and will miss several weeks due to a hand injury. Jerry Jones, Dallas’ owner, confirmed who  would be taking over in Prescott’s place.

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.

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.

“We’ll have to have Cooper (Rush) step up,” Jones said according to The Athletic’s Jon Machota. “He’ll get all the reps and we’ll go from there.”

As he prepares for his next season as the offensive coordinator, he hopes to build on that performance. Dallas will be looking to rebound from the loss to Tampa Bay in Week 2 against Cincinnati next Sunday at 3:25 PM CT.

Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, gave a grim update about Prescott’s future.

“Dak Prescott (hand) will be out for a while, according to Jerry Jones,” The Atheltic’s Jon Machota tweeted. “Several weeks. He needs surgery.”

Prescott claims that the injury occurred to Prescott’s thumb on his right hand.

Prescott left the game in the fourth quarter after sustaining a hand injury. He was seen by medical personnel on the sidelines while Cooper Rush helped him. Prescott then jogged back to the locker room and returned to the field. He received X-Rays.

Prescott’s performance was not great before his injury. Prescott completed less than half his passes. He was only 14-of-29 for 134 yards and one 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 is coming off one the greatest seasons of his career. He threw for a career high 37 touchdowns, 4,449 yards and 10 interceptions. Although he helped the Cowboys to a 12-5 record in regular season, they lost to San Francisco during the wild-card round.

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