Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said he is expected to have surgery Monday on his right thumb after he was injured in season-opening.
Dak Prescott : Injury | Thumb | Surgery | Contract
Rayne Dakota Prescott (born July 29, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||July 29, 1993
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||228 lb (103 kg)|
|High school:||Haughton (Haughton, Louisiana)|
|College:||Mississippi State (2011–2015)|
|NFL Draft:||2016 / Round: 4 / Pick: 135|
He played college football at Mississippi State and was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Intended to serve as a backup in his rookie season, Prescott became the Cowboys‘ starting quarterback after starter Tony Romo was injured in the preseason.
He earned recognition during the year for his on-field success, which included helping the Cowboys clinch the top seed in their conference.
He set several rookie quarterback records, and was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year while also earning a Pro Bowl selection.
Dak Prescott Injury
Dak Prescott suffered a thumb injury in the Dallas Cowboys’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and is expected to be out for multiple weeks.
It will be the second time in his career that Prescott will miss significant time as he suffered a gruesome ankle injury during the 2020 season.
After the 19-3 loss, Prescott addressed reporters with a cast on his right hand. He was diagnosed with a fractured right thumb.
“Yeah, it’s very disappointing, but injuries happen. Can’t necessarily control it. Just unfortunate. I’m obviously going to miss some time, not be there for my team.
That’s what hurts more than anything, especially after the start that we just put out there,” Prescott said, via Pro Football Talk.
“I wanted to be able to respond and not necessarily having that opportunity for several weeks.
Yeah, it’s unfortunate, but I’ll do what I’ve always done anytime adversity comes. Take it on head first, and I’ll give my best, and I’m sure I’ll come out of this better.”
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said he is expected to have surgery Monday on his right thumb after he was injured in the season-opening 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night.
He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks and the injury will likely land him on injured reserve, according to multiple sources.
Prescott was injured in the fourth quarter when he hit the hand of outside linebacker Shaq Barrett while throwing a pass.
Prescott will meet with the Cowboys’ hand specialist Monday but, according to multiple sources, he will have a pin and plate inserted into the area to stabilize the joint.
Also Prescott said he initially thought he jammed a finger and didn’t believe it was serious. But he went to the locker room for X-rays, which showed a fracture.
Dak Prescott Surgery
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will undergo thumb surgery and miss “several weeks” after exiting Sunday’s 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an injury, team owner Jerry Jones told reporters.
ESPN’s Todd Archer, citing multiple sources, reported that Prescott “is expected to miss 6-8 weeks and the injury will likely land him on injured reserve.”
Jones told reporters that he was “disappointed” by the news, while head coach Mike McCarthy called it a “significant injury.”
When Prescott addressed the media, he revealed that he thought he had only jammed his hand but was later told he had a fracture.
“I was told it was much cleaner than it could have been,” Prescott told reporters.
And while he will be out for the foreseeable future, he noted this is just another setback.
“It’s not the worst thing that has happened to me,” Prescott added. “It’s just a bump in the road, and I will keep moving forward.”
Prescott signed a four-year, $160 million contract worth up to $164 million through incentives in March.
|Contract:||4 yr(s) / $160,000,000|
|Guaranteed at Signing||$95,000,000|
|Free Agent:||2025 / UFA|
The deal has $126 million of guarantees, which includes a then-NFL record $95 million fully guaranteed at signing.
Prescott became the NFL’s second-highest-paid player at $40 million per year with the deal behind only Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who received a 10-year, $450 million contract extension (worth up to $475 million with incentives) averaging $45 million per year from the Chiefs in 2020.
He was subsequently passed for second place when Bills quarterback Josh Allen signed a six-year, $258 million extension (worth a maximum of $288 million through incentives) averaging $43 million per year in August.
The last quarterback to embrace the franchise tag was Kirk Cousins.
Cousins’ three-year, $84 million deal.
$6.25 million salary conversion in September as the start of the regular season.
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