Watching Dak Prescott go down was hard for Jason Garrett.
Garrett and Prescott worked together for four years as head coach and quarterback. Garrett parted ways with the Dallas Cowboys after an 8-8 season last year and serves as the New York Giants offensive coordinator.
Despite coaching for a rival team, it didn’t make it easy to see Prescott go down in the third quarter while playing the Cowboys.
“Obviously, very sad that he had the injury,” Garrett said, via Pro Football Talk. “One thing I know about him, he’s as tough as they come. His mentally tough; he’s physically tough. Surgery seemed to have gone well. Our communication over the last few days have been positive. It seems like he is in good spirits. Wish him nothing but the best. He’s a special guy.”
Prescott suffered a compound fracture in his ankle during 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.
Dak’s future with Dallas will continue to be a storyline. Dak was playing on a one-year franchise tag. According to ESPN’s Bill Barnwell, Prescott could command nearly ⅕ of the team’s cap space in 2021 if the team tags him again.
“Prescott currently takes up 14.4% of Dallas’ cap space, but he would be in line to take up something closer to 18.9% next year. With a $175 million cap, $37.7 million is the equivalent of paying Prescott something close to $42.7 million on this year’s cap.”
The team will move forward with Andy Dalton serving as the main quarterback. Dalton led the Cowboys to two critical field goals in their win over the Giants.