Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will undergo surgery Sunday night after suffering a compound right ankle fracture in the third quarter of Sunday’s 37-34 win over the New York Giants, the team announced.
On what appeared to be a designed quarterback draw play on a first-and-10 from the New York 27, Prescott picked up nine yards but his lower right leg twisted awkwardly on a tackle by the Giants’ Logan Ryan.
“It sucks. It sucks,” Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott told reporters afterward. “I know we won. But it sucks to lose Dak, our leader.”
Prescott was carted off the field as many of his teammates offered him encouragement, shedding tears as he exited. The Cowboys later announced he was transported to a local hospital.
Prescott had been off to a remarkable start to the season in passing for more yardage than any QB in NFL history over a four-game span (1,690).
Andy Dalton replaced Prescott with the Cowboys holding a 24-23 lead.
Hall of Famer and Cowboys great Troy Aikman was one of many from the NFL community to send their well wishes to Prescott on social media.
Devastated for @dak – one of the truly great people in the NFL
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