Jerry Jones is not happy that Dak Prescott went down, but he is going to stay positive about the future.
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.
Prescott was in tears when he was carted off the field due to his high competitive nature. It broke all the hearts of Cowboys players and those around the league.
Dalton helped muscle the Cowboys to a 37-34 win over the Giants. Despite not scoring any touchdowns, he helped set up two critical field goals as he finished with 111 yards passing and a QBR of 108.7.
The Cowboys sit at the top of the division with a 2-3 overall record and have not lived up to expectations, but Jones believes Dalton can muscle the team to a NFC East crown.
“If we don’t reach where we want to go ultimately, and the ultimate success is to win the championship, it will not be because of Andy Dalton,” Jones said on 105.3 The FAN, via Cowboys reporter Michael Gehlken. “…He is capable of stepping in and playing at that level.”
We’ll find out if the “Red Rifle” is ready to take on this challenge soon enough; however, Dalton knows exactly why he was brought to this team.
According to Jon Machota of The Athletic, Michael Gallup said that Dalton had a message for the team the first time he took the huddle. He told the team, “Focus up, this is what I came here for.”
Apparently, every time Dalton entered the huddle, he told the team “I came here to win. I came here to play. Let’s do it.”
We will find out on Monday Night Football.