Dak Prescott Suffers Season-Ending Injury


Abbie Nelson, Staff Writer

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury on October 11 during a game against the New York Giants.

Prescott suffered a compound fracture and a dislocation of his right ankle. As a result of the injury, he has carted off the field in tears with his right leg in an air cast and taken to a local hospital for surgery to clean out the wound and repair the fracture. According to an ESPN source, the surgery went “very well”.

Prescott suffered the injury on a 9-yard run when he was tackled by the Giants defensive back Logan Ryan.  Ryan, like most, felt terrible about the injury saying “First and foremost, the worst thing that happened today was the Dak injury, it’s bigger than football…”I feel terrible, it was a routine football play. … You’ve got a guy, and I am in a similar position, he is scratching and clawing at one year on his deal to try and get rewarded, try to do the right thing, try to show up to work, try to lead his team, try to get a lucrative contract. He had to come out and prove it this year, so for him to get this type of injury, that’s why I feel like Dak — I hope he gets $500 million when he comes back. He deserves it.”

As far as the Cowboys future goes second-string Andy Dalton will end up playing starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.  Executive Vice President of the Dallas Cowboys Stephn Jones told ESPN that Prescott is still their future, saying”He’s our future. He’s special. If anyone can overcome anything, it would be Dak. This is something that our doctors feel good that he’ll overcome and come back better than ever.”

The Cowboys ended up winning the game against the giants 37 to 34.

Jeremy Nelson, a non-Cowboys fan said “ I am not a Cowboys fan at all but I do hope that Dak is okay and makes a full recovery. Like Nelson, our thoughts and prayers are with Dak and we hope he makes a speedy recovery.


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