Cowboys QB Dak Prescott out for season following severe ankle injury

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ARLINGTON (KXAN) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sustained a serious right ankle injury during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.

Prescott underwent surgery on Sunday night to repair the compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. He will miss the remainder of the 2020 season.

Prescott was injured during a tackle by Giants defender Logan Ryan after a nine-yard run with 6:16 remaining in the third quarter. While Ryan was pulling Prescott down, his body weight landed on Prescott’s ankle.

With tears in his eyes, Prescott was carted off the field with the support from both teams and the fans at AT&T Stadium.

Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein made the game-winning, 34-yard field goal in the final seconds for a 37-34 Cowboys victory at AT&T Stadium. Somehow, the Cowboys are in first place in the downtrodden NFC East with a 2-3 record.

Andy Dalton replaced Prescott, helping the Cowboys earn the last-second win. Dalton completed nine of his 11 passes for 111 yards.

Prescott has posted record numbers during the first four games of the 2020 season, throwing for 1,690 yards and nine touchdowns. He signed the Cowboys’ franchise tag offer in the offseason for over $31 million, but the franchise tag offers no guarantees after the 2020 season.

Prescott hasn’t missed a game in five seasons as the Cowboys quarterback. Dallas and Prescott endured lengthy discussions about a new contract, but couldn’t come to a long term deal before the start of the 2020 season.

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