Logan Ryan on Dak Prescott: It was a routine tackle with no ill will

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Logan Ryan has 525 career tackles after making nine Sunday. One of those he will never forget.

His tackle of Dak Prescott in the third quarter began innocently enough.

“That was nothing but a routine tackle with two competitors,” Ryan said. “He’s trying to stiff arm me while I’m trying to tackle him and punch the ball out. When I saw it, I saw (the severity of the injury) immediately.”

Prescott has a right ankle compound fracture dislocation that required immediate surgery. Ryan called Prescott’s injury “bigger than football.”

“Obviously, there was no mal-intent there,” Ryan said. “I went through a similar injury a couple years ago. I just told him, ‘What would Kobe do?’ I hope he comes back. I hope he gets $500 million. He deserves it. Honestly, that was the worst thing that happened today. I have a sick taste in my stomach for it. He was playing a hell of a game and it was a hell of a battle between us. I hate to see it, but stuff like that – adversity – it makes the real ones stronger. I heard he’s getting surgery tonight. I asked my people to reach out so I can send him a tweet or get his phone number and wish him the best of luck. There was no ill will on my part. Dak is a hell of a player, and he’s had a hell of a year. I know he’s going to come back even stronger.”

Prescott remains without a long-term deal, having signed the one-year, $31.4 million franchise tag after failing to come to terms before the July 15 deadline.

14 responses to “Logan Ryan on Dak Prescott: It was a routine tackle with no ill will

  1. You hate to see it! What sucks is Dak declined a nice offer but the Cowboys too. Bet he’ll regret that now!

  2. Wasnt Ryan’s fault – freak accident.

    This Eagles fan hopes Dak gets better and feel for him – thats looking to be an expensive injury

  3. Like the horse collar tackle which has been ruled a foul, the tackle where a defender swings his lower body on the back of the legs of the runner should also be illegal.

  4. This might not be the time for it but the cowboys might have lucked out. He didn’t deserve mahomes money

  5. As a Dallas fan I can say it was just a normal football tackle. Really, really sucks for Dak and us fans, but it happens to several players.

  6. Good thing Ryan plays for the Giants and not the Jets because Gregg Williams would not want to hear that his defender wasn’t trying to maim the quarterback.

  7. It was just a freak accident. Between Dak’s salary and all his commercials, I’ll bet he already has over $100 million in the bank. I’m expecting him back next year.

  8. raiderdave31 says:
    October 11, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Like the horse collar tackle which has been ruled a foul, the tackle where a defender swings his lower body on the back of the legs of the runner should also be illegal.
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    Fun fact: The “horse-collar” rule was made because Cowboys defender Roy Williams used to hurt guys left and right with it. The offseason after Roy Williams hurt Terrell Owens (and five others) with that tackle was when the rule was made. I don’t think it is feasible to regulate tackling to the level you desire. Injuries are just part of the game.

    I hope Dak makes a speedy recovery without any complications like Alex Smith had.

  9. Clearly wasn’t intentional, freak injury where Dak’s ankle got trapped and rolled on during the tackle

  10. @raiderdave31 says:
    October 11, 2020 at 11:33 pm
    Like the horse collar tackle which has been ruled a foul, the tackle where a defender swings his lower body on the back of the legs of the runner should also be illegal.
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    First, I sincerely hope Dak has a 100% recovery. Maybe the defenders should politely ask the offensive players to not resist being tackled. Sounds crazy right? So does your suggestion. Nobody wants to see what happened today.

  11. @josh plum ————————————————————————————————————————-
    Mahomes doesn’t deserve Mahomes $$$.

  12. Asking a defensive player to refrain from using the weight of his lower body to take down a fast-moving ball carrier is a step too far. First, it’s unenforceable. Second, making defenders use only their arms and shoulders to make tackles increases their risk of head trauma. Third, if that “rule” ever becomes NFL Law, we might as well have the skill players strap on ribbons around their waists and skip the pretense that they are playing tackle football.

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