Dallas Cowboys fans are holding their breath after quarterback Dak Prescott was forced to leave Sunday’s Tampa Bay game due to a hand injury. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, provided 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.”
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.
“Real disappointed before Dak’s injury,” Jones said. “And certainly disappointed after it.”
Prescott is coming off one his best seasons. 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 play, they lost to San Francisco at the wildcard round of the playoffs.
Prescott will be replaced by Rush until Prescott is able to return to full health. Rush was 7 of 13 passing for 64 yards in Sunday’s contest as the Cowboys lost 19-3.
He is a Central Michigan Product. He started one game against Minnesota last season when Prescott was injured. Rush was 24-of-40 in passing for 325 yards with two touchdowns, and an interception during a Cowboys win 20-16.
Dallas will be looking to rebound from the loss to Tampa Bay in its Week 2 matchup against Cincinnati next Sunday at 3:25 PM CT