Dak Prescott needs surgery on joint above thumb in his right hand

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When Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott left the field in the fourth quarter with an injured hand, he seemed to say to coach Mike McCarthy, “I broke it.”

Indeed he did.

Owner Jerry Jones told reporters after the game that Prescott needs surgery, and that he’ll miss a few weeks. The fracture is in the joint above the thumb on Prescott’s throwing hand.

The injury likely means that Cooper Rush will take over, unless the Cowboys plan to make a move for someone like Mason Rudolph.

The Cowboys host the Bengals next Sunday. The face the Giants in New York the following Monday night, followed by games against the Commanders and at the Rams. In Week Six, the play the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football.

46 responses to “Dak Prescott needs surgery on joint above thumb in his right hand

  1. Buy-bye for 2022… maybe draft an actual NFL QB that doesn’t faint at the thought of an on field collision?

  2. Isn’t this what the Cowboys are? An oft-injured underachieving bunch? They looked great on their first drive but that dissipated soon after. Zeke looks the same regardless of being injured or not. Pollard didn’t look much better. The line isn’t what it used to be and it showed. The Bucs tried to let them make a game of it with their own mistakes but the Cowboys couldn’t capitalize. We need to do away with the 17th game and bring back the 4th preseason game. Some games were exciting but it was due to hot garbage of execution. I expect this for a few more weeks while teams actually learn how to play together.

  3. Guess some people don’t pay attention to any team but their own, Jimmy G is not going anywhere, he may be starting for SF next week.

  4. Jimmy G has a limited no trade clause and Trey Lance has limited ability to read defenses. The Niners don’t need to rescue the Cowboys here.

  5. Cowboys looked like they are right where they left off in that playoff loss. Sloppy play everywhere. No execution. Penalties galore. McCarthy acting like he doesn’t know where he is. Etc…

  6. Mason Rudolph won’t get it done. Their best bet is to deal for either Jimmy G. or Taylor Heinicke, or convince Ryan Fitzpatrick to postpone retirement.

  7. It’s not the lack of talent. It’s not the offensive line. It’s not the inaccuracy from the QB. The reason the Cowboys lose is because we’ve forgotten how to win consistently. Running the ball has always been the formula for this team. Zeke averaged 5.2 yds/carry tonight, which is more than enough to move the chains. The problem is that he carried the ball only 10 times. We run him, pick up 5-7 yards on first down, and then pass the ball 2-4 times in a row before we come back to him. The lack of committing to the run and the undisciplined play that leads to costly penalties means we don’t control the clock, which means our defense doesn’t stay fresh. The problem is not the players. The problem is the play calling, and it dates back to when Jason Garrett was the OC. Kellen Moore is a chip off that branch, and we just gave him a contract extension. We won’t win until he leaves or he falls in love with the ground-and-pound game that led us to our 5 championships.

  8. I agree with the person who said Cam Newton. Prescott likely isn’t lost for the season. Fixes like Rudolph and Garoppolo would need weeks before they were comfortable in the Cowboy offense, at which point Dak might be back and/or the season could already be lost. Besides, the 49ers might need Garoppolo to rescue them at some point. It’s Cam. I’d be shocked if he hasn’t already landed in Dallas. He is more qualified to run a stripped down offensive scheme (and possibly succeed) than anybody available.

  9. Aaand another usual season in Dallas, with a forecast of no playoffs and when ‘this is our year’ turns into ‘we’re taking it next year’.

  10. Hmmmm, I wonder if Jimmy G would want to be the Dallas starter. If Jerruh was prepared to make an offer that the 49ers couldn’t refuse, he could probably make it happen.

  11. Jimmy, if he’s traded to the cowboys, might actually be better than Dak. However money won’t let it happen.
    For all the people dumpling on Lance – they don’t understand developmental process. He’s SUPPOSED to have growing pains. That’s how someone gets better. He was not the reason niners laid an egg in Chicago. It was the penalties. Niners we’re pulling a cowboys

  12. Good thing he paid Dak and Zeke all of that guaranteed money. Now he has plenty to go get a new backup QB.Maybe Andy Dalton again?

  13. andthesunshinesonthebay says:
    September 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm
    Jimmy G has a limited no trade clause and Trey Lance has limited ability to read defenses. The Niners don’t need to rescue the Cowboys here.

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    Not going to disagree on Trey Lance but Soldier Field was a swimming pool on Sunday, nobody was going to look good watersliding all over the field. The fact that it was 2 pass challenged teams just made it worse.

  14. Jimmy Glass? Did you watch the Niners? They need him to start or kiss the playoffs goodbye.

  15. eagleswin says:
    September 12, 2022 at 7:20 am
    andthesunshinesonthebay says:
    September 11, 2022 at 11:59 pm
    Jimmy G has a limited no trade clause and Trey Lance has limited ability to read defenses. The Niners don’t need to rescue the Cowboys here.

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    Not going to disagree on Trey Lance but Soldier Field was a swimming pool on Sunday, nobody was going to look good watersliding all over the field. The fact that it was 2 pass challenged teams just made it worse.
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    Fields still managed to pass for two TDs. Meanwhile Lance completed just 47 l% of bud throws for zero touchdowns to 1INT posting a scary 50.3 passer rating. All against a less than Stellar Bears defense, Lance just isn’t good. This is tear teo and he still looks terrible.

  16. We knew that Dakota was going to need an excuse for this game. His injury saved Dr. Jerruh from inventing one.

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