Dak Prescott will undergo surgery on Monday, he confirmed, for what Jones described as a fracture to the joint above his right thumb.

Dak Prescott : Injury update | Thumb surgery | Hand

Prescott’s first regular-season start came on September 11 at home against the New York Giants, becoming the fourth rookie quarterback to open the season as a starter in franchise history, and the first rookie to start at quarterback for the Cowboys since Quincy Carter in 2001.

Dak Prescott : Injury update | Thumb surgery | Hand

Career information
High school: Haughton (Haughton, Louisiana)
College: Mississippi State (2011–2015)
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 4 / Pick: 135
Career history
  • Dallas Cowboys (2016–present)
Roster status: Active

He totaled 227 passing yards, as the Cowboys lost, 20–19.

During Week 2 against the Washington Redskins, Prescott had 292 passing yards and a rushing touchdown as the Cowboys won, 27–23.

Prescott threw his first NFL touchdown, a 17-yarder to wide receiver Dez Bryant, during the Cowboys’ Week 3 matchup against the Chicago Bears.

In total, he threw for 248 yards, the one touchdown, and also had a rushing score.

The Cowboys won 31–17. In Week 4 at the San Francisco 49ers, Prescott passed for two touchdowns and 245 yards as the Cowboys won, 24–17.

Against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5, Prescott threw for 227 yards and a touchdown while rushing for a touchdown in a 28–14 Cowboys victory.

During Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers, Prescott had three touchdowns and 247 passing yards as the Cowboys won 30–16. 

Dak prescott Injury update 

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had surgery on his right thumb Monday afternoon, and sources continue to believe he will miss six to eight weeks as he goes through rehabilitation.

Given that timeline, Prescott is looking at a return date of Oct. 30 vs. the Chicago Bears at the earliest, but it’s more likely to be Nov. 13 against the Green Bay Packers in Mike McCarthy’s return to Lambeau Field. The team has a Week 9 bye.

Dak Prescott : Injury update | Thumb surgery | Hand

Prescott suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after his hand twice hit the hand of linebacker Shaq Barrett. After a screen pass to Ezekiel Elliott, Prescott went to the sideline because he could no longer grip the ball.

After the game, Prescott said, “I was told it was much cleaner than it could have been.” He visited with the team’s hand specialist, Dr. Thomas Diliberti, on Monday and had the surgery soon thereafter.

“You know Dak’s personality, I mean, he would’ve had the surgery last night if they would have allowed it,” McCarthy said. “That’s the way he’s wired.”

Thumb surgery 

Prescott will undergo surgery on Monday, he confirmed, for what Jones described as a fracture to the joint above his right thumb.

The break came as Prescott attempted a screen pass to running back Ezekiel Elliott with 6:02 remaining in the fourth quarter, Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaq Barrett swatted Prescott’s thumb.

The Dallas Cowboys had already suffered a loss, 19-3, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Dak Prescott : Injury update | Thumb surgery | Hand

But as owner Jerry Jones said, their second loss was even more disappointing: the loss of franchise quarterback Dak Prescott for the next “several” weeks.

Prescott initially thought he jammed his finger when he realized he could not grip the ball. So he jogged to the sideline to ask the training staff to “yank” it back into place. Instead, the training staff quickly guided Prescott to the locker room for X-rays.

The fracture was “cleaner than it could have been,” the team said, but Jones nonetheless described the disappointment as “excruciating.”


The Dallas Cowboys were letting Dak Prescott get lit up in the pocket in their Week 1 opener, so it is no surprise he eventually went down with an injury.

At home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Prescott left the game with his team down 19-3, and after a horrible start to the season, his night was over like that.

Cooper Rush came in and did little to aid the suffocating offense.

Now, Prescott will likely miss multiple weeks due to an injury that will require surgery.

Dak Prescott : Injury update | Thumb surgery | Hand

The Bengals travel to the Cowboys in Week 2 and will likely be a road favorite.

Cincinnati will have its own injury concerns with No. 2 wide receiver Tee Higgins who was out most of the team’s Week 1 loss with a concussion. His status for Week 2 is in doubt as well.

Prior to exiting, Prescott was 14/29 for 134 yards and an interception. The Cowboys also allowed four sacks, so the absence of several starting offensive linemen from last season appeared more detrimental than the organization likely thought.

By Rishabh

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