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Cowboys QB Prescott’s surgery successful after gruesome leg injury

Will be released later Monday afternoon

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, right, looks off as first responders and team medical personnel assist Prescott after he suffered a lower right leg injury running the ball against the New York Giants in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, right, looks off as first responders and team medical personnel assist Prescott after he suffered a lower right leg injury running the ball against the New York Giants in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ARLINGTONSECOND UPDATE: At 6 a.m. on Monday morning, the Cowboys announced that Prescott’s ankle surgery was successful, and he is expected to be released later in the day.


UPDATE: The Cowboys have officially announced that Prescott suffered a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation. He will undergo surgery tonight to clean the wound and fix the fracture.

Dak’s brother, Tad, posted a picture of Dak in bed at the hospital with a smile. The caption said “God is good, and he’ll be back STRONGER than ever. I guarantee IT. Let’s go Dak continue to walk by #FAITH & I’ll make sure you continue to #FIGHT”.

Tad Prescott's photo of his brother, Dak, in a hospital bed, after the Cowboys quarterback suffered a compound fracture in his right ankle during Sunday's home game against the Giants.
Tad Prescott's photo of his brother, Dak, in a hospital bed, after the Cowboys quarterback suffered a compound fracture in his right ankle during Sunday's home game against the Giants. (Tad Prescott (@86Prescott))

Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones released the following statement in regards to Prescott’s injury:


ORIGINAL STORY: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has sustained a gruesome injury to his lower right leg in the third quarter against the New York Giants.

Prescott was injured at the end of a 9-yard run when he was tackled by New York defensive back Logan Ryan. His right foot was bent at an awkward angle as Prescott grabbed at his leg in obvious pain.

The lower right leg was placed in a cast before Prescott was loaded on a cart. He covered his face with a towel at times before pulling it away to show the emotion on his face as most of his teammates and several members of the Giants, including Ryan, reached out as well.

Prescott was playing the Giants in the first visit of his former coach, Jason Garrett, now New York’s offensive coordinator.

Not long before the injury, Prescott had his first career touchdown catch from receiver Cedrick Wilson, who took a reverse pitch from running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Backup quarterback Andy Dalton led the Cowboys on a game-winning drive in the final minute of play, as Dallas comes from behind to win their second game of the year, 37-34.


The Cowboys have announced that Dak has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation on his right ankle injury. It has been deemed a right ankle compound fracture. Prescott will undergo surgery tonight to wash out the wound and fix the fracture itself.

Current and former Cowboys players have all voiced their empathy and support for Dak on social media.


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