Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Undergoes Surgery For Compound Ankle Fracture
Written by on October 12, 2020
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was carted off the field and transported to a local hospital immediately on Sunday after suffering a compound ankle fracture. Prescott was scheduled to undergo surgery Sunday night for the fracture and dislocation he suffered in the Cowboy’s win against the Giants.
The gruesome injury occurred in the third quarter when Prescott scrambled 9 yards left, tangling with Giants defensive back Logan Ryan on Ryan’s tackle. Prescott’s right leg was turned out as he sat, devastated, near the left sideline of the red zone. The stadium went quiet as players attempted to process the injury to the quarterback who had started 68 straight games since Dallas selected him in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft. Prescott was treated with sterile dressing on site before surgery to wash the wound and fix the fracture.
Longtime Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, whom Dallas signed in May, replaced Prescott. Dalton completed nine of 11 passes, leading a game-winning drive that featured 19- and 38-yard darts to receiver Michael Gallup. Kicker Greg Zuerlein sealed the 37-34 victory with a 34-yard field goal. Before exiting, Prescott completed 14 of 21 attempts for 166 yards and an interception. He rushed twice for 7 yards.
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