The Cowboys won on Sunday, but came up as the biggest losers.
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.
However, owner Jerry Jones feels good about Dak’s future rehabilitation according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.
“Part of Jerry Jones’ confidence in Dak Prescott’s full recovery is the fact that other Cowboys have suffered a similar injury to Prescott and returned. “
That assumption was based off Jones’ recent comments with the local radio station.
“Physically I’m told by the doctors and our own experience of seeing this injury, Prescott could return in early May or April,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.
Prescott was playing on a one-year franchise tag in hopes of securing a longer commitment from the team. Prescott was offered a five-year contract, but Prescott refused in hopes of securing more guaranteed money. He could have held out, but elected to sign the exclusive franchise tag.
As the future for Dak in 2021 is up in the air, Stephen Jones confirmed that Dak is apart of their future plans via Clarence HIll Jr.
“He is our future. He is special,” said Jones. “If anyone can overcome this, it will be Dak. Our doctors feel good he will be able to overcome it and be better than ever.”
If Dak does come back, it will cost a lot. According to Barnwell, Prescott could command nearly ⅕ of the team’s cap space in 2021.
“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.”