Dak Prescott will miss significant time this season after suffering a hand injury in week one.
During Sunday’s game against the Bucs, Prescott had to leave the game in the 4th quarter after Bucs player hit his hand trying to bat down his pass.
Here’s how Dak Prescott injured his hand pic.twitter.com/UVhn4nMkUk
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 12, 2022
After the game, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones revealed that Prescott would need surgery on his hand and is expected to miss 6-9 weeks according to reports.
BREAKING: #Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tells reporters QB Dak Prescott will have to undergo hand surgery and will miss several weeks.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 12, 2022
Dak Prescott is expected to have surgery Monday on a right thumb injury and miss 6-8 weeks, according to multiple sources. He will meet with the team’s hand specialist on Monday, but sources said he will have a pin and plate inserted to stabilize the joint.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 12, 2022
Prescott spoke to the media about the injury during his postgame press conference.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has lost his mother to cancer, brother to suicide. He’s suffered compound fracture & dislocation to right ankle. Now, he needs surgery for joint above his thumb.
“It’s not the worst thing that’s happened to me,” Dak says. “Just another bump in the road.”
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) September 12, 2022
“It’s very disappointing, but injuries happen, can’t necessarily control it, just unfortunate,” Prescott said. “Obviously going to miss some time, not be there for my team and that’s what hurts more than anything, especially after the start we just put out there. Wanted to be able to respond, and not necessarily having that opportunity for several weeks, yeah it’s unfortunate. But I’ll do what I’ve always done anytime adversity comes, take it on head-first and give my best and I’m sure I’ll come out of this thing better.”
The Cowboys currently have Cooper Rush as their starting QB with Prescott out. The Cowboys will likely be in the market for a QB now that Prescott is out for so long.