After suffering a hand injury in the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys quarterback, is likely to miss several weeks. A closer examination of video replays shows the exact moment Prescott injured his throwing hand and forced him to leave the game.
Prescott got the screen pass from Ezekiel Elliott in the fourth quarter. Two defenders were charging at him. His right hand accidentally hit Shaq Barrett’s hands while he was throwing the ball, causing the issue.
Prescott immediately moved to the sideline to let the medical staff examine it. After being evaluated by the medical staff, Prescott was forced to leave. Cooper Rush was named as his backup quarterback.
The injury that caused it is here:
Here’s how Dak Prescott injured his hand pic.twitter.com/UVhn4nMkUk
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Although it is not clear how long Dak Prescott will be out, the fact that he will need to have surgery will not be a cause for concern. After further testing their QB’s injury, the team will likely provide a more precise timetable. However, they will also have other issues to deal with.
With Prescott set to be sidelined the question of who will be the next QB1 is in the spotlight. Will the Cowboys take a look at the market for free agents? Or will they trust the signal-callers that they currently have?
Prescott is the key to the Cowboys’ success in 2022. If Prescott is not available for a significant portion of the season, and they are unable to find a replacement quickly, then it is a serious problem.