Update: Dak Prescott will undergo surgery. He’s expected to miss the remainder of the season with a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott entered Sunday’s game against the New York Giants in the midst of a record season. Despite his team being 1-3 on the campaign, Prescott has looked every bit the part of an MVP candidate.

His season could now very well be over.

Prescott could be seen on the ground calling for medical attention after a scramble in the third quarter.

Dak Prescott suffer serious leg injury

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott against Giants
Oct 11, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) runs the ball in the third quarter and is eventually injured on the play against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Those of you who clicked on the link know full well how serious this injury is. It’s devastating. As Prescott was being carted off the field with an apparent leg/ankle injury, emotions were obviously running high in Big D. That included current Giants offensive coordinator and former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.

At this point, there’s really no reason to speculate as it relates to the severity of the injury. Anyone who saw it live knows exactly what type of rehab process Prescott is facing. In a bit of a bad twist, this came on the very same day that Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith returned from a near two-year absence after suffering a foot injury of his own.

Prescott, 27, is currently playing under the franchise tag after a major contract stalemate with the Cowboys. He’s slated to hit free agency in March. While focusing on the financials doesn’t make a whole lot of sense right now, it adds to the devastating nature of Prescott’s injury.

As for the Cowboys, they do have a veteran backup in that of former Pro Bowler Andy Dalton. That’s some good news for the team on a day that turned dark really quickly.

We’ll obviously have further updates as it relates to Prescott’s injury as news comes out. For now, our thoughts are obviously with the young man.

Vincent Frank
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