Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott to have surgery on right thumb; expected to miss 6-8 weeks, sources say

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott says he will likely undergo surgery on his right thumb on Monday after suffering an injury in the team’s 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. According to a number of sources, he will likely be placed on injured reserve after missing 6 to 8 weeks due to the injury.
During a pass attempt in the fourth quarter, Prescott collided with outside linebacker Shaq Barrett’s hand and sustained an injury. Prescott will consult with the Cowboys’ hand specialist on Monday, but many sources indicate that he will first have a pin and plate put in to stabilise the joint.
Prescott claimed that at first, he assumed he had jammed a finger and dismissed the incident as minor. His X-rays, however, which were taken in the locker room, revealed a fracture.

Texan-Sized Issue

After missing 0 games from 2016–19, Dak Prescott has missed 12 games from 2020–21. The Cowboys will now be without him indefinitely, and over the next five weeks, they will play the Rams, Bengals, Giants, and Commanders:

TOTALS
W-L 5-7
PPG 21.0
43 total QBR
Move YPG 216.
Dallas played games the past two years without Prescott.
Prescott, who was sporting a splint on his right hand, remarked after the game, “I was informed it was lot cleaner than it might have been.”

It’s a serious injury, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

The Cowboys will start Cooper Rush at quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals the following week. The team’s third quarterback, Will Grier, is presently a member of the practise squad.
When Prescott was sidelined with a right calf strain last season, Rush started and won his first game. After taking over for Prescott against Tampa Bay, he completed 7 of his 13 passes for 64 yards. He beat the Vikings 20-16 while throwing for 325 yards and two touchdowns.
Prescott stated, “It’s obviously frustrating, but injuries happen, can’t always control it, just sad.” “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. I 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 whenever adversity comes, take it on head-first and give it my best and I’m sure I’ll come out of this thing better.”

With 134 yards, Prescott has the second-fewest in a game he started and finished in his career. On November 30, 2017, he completed 11 of 22 passes for 102 yards while playing Washington.

Prescott, who started 69 straight games from 2016 to 2020, has missed 12 games over the past two seasons and is anticipated to miss a further seven this year. Nov. 6 is the Cowboys’ bye week, and Nov. 13 is their away game against the Green Bay Packers.
Prescott added, “I know it’s not what you want to hear, but it’s not the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. Yes, it’s just a hiccup in the path, and I’ll keep going. As I said, I’ll do all in my power to become better and help this squad by getting myself back on track.