The team said Prescott suffered a fractured right ankle and was taken to hospital, where an operation was planned for later in the day. Prescott started the first 69 games of his career, since the start of the junior season.
Prescott entered the game topping the NFL at passing yards after becoming the first to throw at least 450 yards in three consecutive matches.
Owner Jerry Jones, who has been his regular routine of talking to reporters after every game has been halted due to the pandemic, issued a statement about the midfielder who had not won the long-term contract he sought and had been playing this season for one year. , $ 31 million franchise brand.
“We are very sad about Duck and this very disappointing injury,” Jones said. “The streaming messages I have received about his relapse reflect a lot of respect and admiration he has earned from his teammates, ex-cowboy players and cowboy supporters everywhere.”
The question of his contract – and whether the Cowboys are using the franchise brand again rather than giving him a long-term deal potentially worth at least $ 160 million – will loom large in the off-season.
“I don’t know of anyone who is better prepared, in terms of toughness and mental and emotional determination, than Dak Prescott to respond and recover from this challenge that was placed before him,” Jones said. “We have no doubt that he will return to the position of leadership and the purpose he brings to our team.”