Dak Prescott out of the hospital, recovering at home

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has returned home, approximately 24 hours after he was taken from the field to the hospital following a compound fracture of his ankle.

Dallas coach Mike McCarthy confirmed today that Prescott had successful surgery and was released from the hospital, and he is now recovering at home.

Prescott appears to be done for the 2020 season, but Cowboys Executive Vice President Stephen Jones said the team still considers Prescott its quarterback of the future.

For Prescott to be the quarterback of the Cowboys’ future, he’ll need a new contract, as he’s currently playing on the one-year $31.4 million franchise tag. He’s slated to hit free agency again in the offseason. The Cowboys could keep him for another year with a one-year, $37.7 million franchise tag, or they could sign him to a long-term contract, or they could let him walk. Prescott has a lot to consider as he begins the long path to a return to the field.

35 responses to “Dak Prescott out of the hospital, recovering at home

  1. Dak da man! This is the story of America! A young boy who grew up in modest home and who loved to play football. Earns a football scholarship to Mississippi State. His coaches and teammates love him. Eligible for the NFL draft but is by passed until late in the 4th round of the draft by the Cowboys. Suddenly he finds himself on the Big Stage! Working hard, the starting QB is hurt and suddenly he is the starting QB for America’s Team! The QB recovers but Dak is now the number one QB. He is winning and the rest is history, as they say.

  2. as a fan I’m not really concerned about the money situation, out of my control anyways, but I would like to wish Dak a fast and successful recovery so he can get back to the game he displays great passion for, he really is one of the really good and genuine athletes in sports today and like some doesn’t feel the need to demand or expect respect in return

  3. I see Jaylen Smith playing for the Cowboys after a serious knee injury had doctors wondering if he’d walk again. I saw Alex Smith get back on the field yesterday after a gruesome injury nearly took his life. The surgical procedures these days are incredible. I’m not taking anything for granted, but I’m not worried about Dak not being able to return and continue his awesome career. He already has more money than he’ll ever need.

  4. Cleveland here. We wish you all the best. Nasty deal there. Take your time and don’t get rushed to come back. I have never seen more emotion from a player coming of the field on a cart then you showed. I’m been watching football on tv for over 50 years. It’s not a sign of weakness. It showed me how much you LOVE the sport. It not a game with you. It’s a passion. You were emotional because you probably thought about maybe never being able to go back out there. Your a leader and good man. Get well and come back and kick more ass. Best wishes man.

  5. Dak’s a great guy no doubt.
    But even before he broke his ankle I dont think he’s worth the 38/40 million he is seeking. Next year salary cap with this virus is more then likely make his demands unsustainable regardless.
    He’s very, very fortunate this didn’t happen last year at this time.
    Go Captain Red!

  6. Just amazing that after suffering such a gruesome wound, he can be home just 24 hours later.

    Gives me hope if some terrible golfing injure befalls me.

  7. Washington fan here…sorry for Dak…never want to see a serious injury like that even for a Cowboy…good luck in your recovery…I did wonder if he had thought at all.dang I should have taken the guaranteed 100 mil…his next contact won’t be as large but that’s ok..his family is already set up

  8. That was tough to watch, and there is always some worry about infection with compound fractures. At least he wasn’t treated by Washington’s doctors.

  9. Dak is the Cowboys’ QB of the future. At least until we see how Andy Dalton plays in blue, white, and silver.

  10. Players these days may not be worth the big dollars, but that’s the way the market works and was negotiated between owners and NFLPA so don’t blame them for getting what they can while they can. Vicious sport as Dak can attest to but he’ll recover and maybe not be quite so mobile but look at Deshaun Watson. 2, 3 ACL’s on the knee and he still got paid huge. He deserves what he can get.

  11. Dak should have gotten a long term deal done before stepping on the field.

    Hope he cash’s in during the FA, but I would be surprised if he gets tagged again.

  12. To everyone saying Dak is asking for too much money knock it off.
    The 2 sides don’t have an issue with the amount being asked.
    It’s about contract length. Dak wants 4 years the Cowboys 5.
    The Cowboys figure QB market will continue to inflate.
    If the Cowboys get the 5th year at 35-40 million while other teams
    are paying $60,000,000 and up for an average QB then all the better.

  13. 1st wishing a fast and full recovery to Dak…2nd) fans are so concerned about Dak getting a long term contract, why?. He got over 32 million THIS season and will get another 32 million on next year’s tag..64 million for 2 years ain’t bad.

  14. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 8:17 pm
    If The Red Rifle helps win the division, Prescott will be on another team next year.
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    Dalton is on a one year deal. At 32 he has no future as the Cowboys starter beyond
    this year. He is a great back-up and nothing more. All us Cowboys fans wish him success.
    Dak is the team leader and the offense has played lights out with him under center
    in McCarthy’s new offense in spite of little familiarization in the off season
    and the O-Line virtually wiped out by injuries.
    Yes there have been mistakes and turn overs as everyone is learning on the fly.
    No Dak doesn’t play defense which has been the worst in history.
    Jerry will absolutely resign Dak. Anyone who is a fan of the Cowboys knows this
    about Jerry Jones and anything else about Dalton taking over or Dak being turned loose is just mindless blather.

  15. Dallas should draft a QB in the first round next year…send a message…its the perfect time to move on from Dak…having a QB on a rookie deal is how you build a team in today’s NFL even more so next year when the cap goes down…

  16. His name is Dakota. I hope he contemplates his greed and stupidity for not taking the guaranteed money route on a long term contract. But he got his payoff this year. This team will look at Andy Dalton and figure there is no need for a Dakota anymore.

  17. Yes, Dalton’s definitely over the hill at 32.
    Perhaps we should look into trying to sign Brees or Brady.

  18. I like Dak, but let him walk in 2021. I felt bad for his injury, watching him leave the field on a cart in tears. Sad sight. He should get on a better team.

  19. Can we stop with the “this is why players want long-term contracts” nonsense?

    Why are you happy at the prospect of the Cowboys potentially getting screwed for years? Let’s not forget, $40M in dead money for the next three years would have hurt other players too. That’s tons of players the Cowboys couldn’t sign because of that money.

    So, it isn’t just player vs. owner, it is player vs. player.

    Dak has already made more money than most NFL players will in their entire career. I wish him the best, I hope he gets back out there and has a long career, but I am not going to lose sleep if he doesn’t because he has already achieved a lot and been paid a lot.

  20. chunga85 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 6:06 pm
    This is why these athletes want their contracts.
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    He was offered in the neighborhood of what Russell Wilson makes….and he turned it down so…..

    Go Hawks

  21. jerrystrashcan says:
    To everyone saying Dak is asking for too much money knock it off.
    The 2 sides don’t have an issue with the amount being asked.
    It’s about contract length. Dak wants 4 years the Cowboys 5.
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    If that is true, then Dak was really foolish to not sign the contract. The decision to not sign the reported 5/180M deal, was simply a bad bet.

    If his goal was a 4 year deal, Dallas does the Franchise Tag, then offers a 4 year deal next year. Dallas still gets their 5 years.

    If his goal was to make 5/200M, then he bet 149M at a chance to earn 20M. Even if the odds were 95% in his favor, I doubt many people would make that bet.

  22. this is the business of football. Lets start with I want Dak to recover 200% and be better…but this is a business BEFORE its a sport. He gambled…and who knows if that gamble pays off. No one says anything about Kirk Cousins gambling on 2 tags and winning. Or Leveon Bell gambling and going to a crap team with more financial security. Dak never had to step on the field again before having a large financial security agreement. He did so betting on himself, which is simply a negotiating position. Everyone who walks in the casino and lays there money on the line has to deal with 2 factors…skill and luck…both must go your way to win..unfortunately luck did not go Daks way. Hopefully skill mitigates his losses.

  23. Not every player that bets on themselves and plays Franchise Tag Roulette is going to be a Winner like Kirk Cousins did….

    Go Hawks!

  24. JJ is still soaking up his Kentucky bourbon because he knows he doesn’t have to pay Dak after this year.

  25. jerryjonessaidwhat says:
    October 12, 2020 at 6:06 pm
    as a fan I’m not really concerned about the money situation, out of my control anyways, but I would like to wish Dak a fast and successful recovery so he can get back to the game he displays great passion for, he really is one of the really good and genuine athletes in sports today and like some doesn’t feel the need to demand or expect respect in return

    161 23 Rate This

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    It makes me sick to see 23 people thumbed down on this. Like or dislike him and the Cowboys as football fans, but now we’re talking about a fellow American and human.

  26. Teddy Bridgewater 2.0. But at least Dak made it to the first franchise tag and got paid big time for one year unlike Teddy. Teddy needed a lot more success after his injury and recovery to get close to the retire-after-the-NFL point. Hopefully he didn’t spend it all yet. Sam Bradford and Kirk Cousins got lucky.

  27. Good to know that he is recovering. I hope he will take this opportunity to lower his contract demands.

  28. Gruesome injury. Hope he heals fast. Still not worth over 25 million year. Honestly I’d offer 20 and if he walked id extend Dalton and draft a qb

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