Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will endure surgical procedure for hand harm

A dreary begin to the season Sunday evening for the Dallas Cowboys grew to become much more expensive when quarterback Dak Prescott suffered an harm to his proper hand that may require surgical procedure and hold him out of the lineup for an unspecified interval.

Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones instructed reporters following the 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Arlington, Tex., that Prescott suffered “an injury above his joint in his thumb.” Prescott’s harm would require surgical procedure and he’ll be sidelined “for several weeks,” Jones stated.

“Dak will be out for a little while,” Jones stated. “And so we’ll be dealing with that as well. So this was a really tough night for the Cowboys and a really surprising night…. We’ll see more about how many weeks that may be.”

Prescott stated the surgical procedure may happen as quickly as Monday.

“I’ve just got to go see the doctor tomorrow,” Prescott stated in his postgame information convention. “The plan is to see him, surgery tomorrow and let me know once they get in there [and] they see everything. I was told it was much cleaner than it could have been.”

Prescott, who had a brace on his proper hand after the sport, stated he initially thought the harm was much less extreme. His throwing hand struck the hand of Buccaneers move rusher Shaquil Barrett on a fourth-quarter move.

“I’ve hit my hand on helmets or bodies a lot in my career and never really had anything, maybe a jammed finger here,” Prescott stated. “I actually thought that’s what it was [but] just the next play, realized I couldn’t grip the ball [and] let the sideline know. And then when I got off [the field], I told the trainers the same thing. I was just like, ‘I can’t grip. I feel like if you yank it, I’ll be okay.’ I came in and got X-rays, and things were different.”

Prescott threw an interception and accomplished solely 14 of 29 passes for 134 yards earlier than exiting the sport. He was changed by backup Cooper Rush. Now, because the Cowboys try to repair all that went flawed Sunday evening, they’ll have to take action with out their two-time Professional Bowl quarterback.

“It’s very disappointing,” Prescott stated. “But injuries happen. You can’t necessarily control it. [It’s] just unfortunate. I’m obviously going to miss some time, not be there for my team. And that’s what hurts more than anything, especially after the start that 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 any time adversity comes: Take it on headfirst. And I’ll give my best, and I’m sure I’ll come out of this thing better.”

Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy stated that Prescott suffered a “significant injury,” and added: “Once we get all the facts, we’ll get that to you…. He hasn’t even seen a doctor yet.”

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