Dak Prescott injured right calf on final play

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Dak Prescott strained his right calf on the final play of the game, the Cowboys announced after the game.

“It was a little pain,” Prescott said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “I didn’t like what I felt. I could’ve kept playing if I had to. I’ll be fine.”

The team’s medical staff will further evaluate the quarterback’s injury Monday, but the Cowboys have a bye next weekend.

“Something we’ll figure out,” said Prescott, who was in a walking boot. “The last throw. Came down funny. I’ll be fine. I promise you that.”

Prescott spent the offseason recovering from a severe right ankle injury that required two surgeries to repair. He had a latissimus strain in his right shoulder in training camp, missing a couple of weeks while letting it heal.

But Prescott is playing better than ever, with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has passed for 1,813 yards this season, adding 445 yards Sunday in an overtime victory over the Patriots.

It was a weird game for Prescott against the Patriots, though. If not for his two red zone turnovers — an interception and a lost fumble — the Cowboys might have won in a rout. If not for his play late, the Cowboys had no chance.

He led the Cowboys to a game-tying field goal with 20 seconds remaining in regulation, including a cluth fourth-down throw to Cedrick Wilson, and a game-winning touchdown drive in overtime. Prescott’s 35-yard, game-winning touchdown throw to CeeDee Lamb came with 3:52 left in OT.

“He never wavered. His process was the same throughout. He’s on top of his game right now,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said, via Machota.

15 responses to “Dak Prescott injured right calf on final play

  1. Nothing to see here. Just a calf strain. Hell, I suffered a calf strain just watching the game.

  2. lol!

    You were lucky to win the game. The push off in OT in the facemask was a gift.

    Just enjoy your gift win and move on already. You are not winning anything. That’s an upstart team you barely beat.

  3. Henry’s push-off to get open on his touchdown was a gift. The Cowboys were/are the better team. Much better.

  4. Here’s hoping Dak is ok, and the bye week wii give him time to heal. Like most back up QB’s in the league, Cooper Rush doesn’t cut it….and Texas isn’t big enough for Can Newton’s inflated ego.

  5. touchback6 says:
    October 17, 2021 at 9:13 pm
    lol!

    You were lucky to win the game. The push off in OT in the facemask was a gift.

    Just enjoy your gift win and move on already. You are not winning anything. That’s an upstart team you barely beat.

    ——-

    Quit embarrassing actual Patriots fans

  6. Cowboys fans here. Refs missed key flags on both sides. Both teams fought hard. Rest of the AFC East better watch out. Mac Jones is the real deal. Win while you can, Pats are about to dominate that division with Jones for the next 10 years either it’ll be with Belichick or McDaniels

  7. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    October 17, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Brady won a SB with a torn MCL
    ___

    Also a whole lot of multiple instances of cheating… but glad to see y’all comparing him to TB.

  8. That’s an upstart team you barely beat.
    ___

    No it’s not. “Upstart” teams are teams that ascend suddenly. The Pats are 2-4 nobodies going nowhere.

  9. “Just enjoy your gift win and move on already. You are not winning anything. That’s an upstart team you barely beat.”
    ————-

    Brady lifetime vs Cowboys 6-0
    Bellichik without Brady lifetime vs Cowboys 1-2

    When was the last time the Pats were 2-4, hmm

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