Dak Prescott out for 6-8 weeks with broken thumb

 | September 12, 2022

After coming off the field in the fourth quarter, Prescott will now require surgery.

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The Dallas Cowboys will lose their starting quarterback Dak Prescott after suffering a broken thumb in the Sunday night game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Prescott is expected to miss 6-8 weeks and the injury will likely land him on injured reserve, according to multiple sources.

Prescott said he initially thought he jammed a finger but didn’t think it was a serious one.

He said: “I was told it was much cleaner than it could have been.”

Head Coach Mike McCarthy added: “It's a significant injury.”

Cooper Rush will take over as the starter, which is similar to how he stepped in last year for Prescott as well. This time it will be far more than just stepping in for one game.

Rush won his first career start last year against the Minnesota Vikings when Prescott was out with a right calf strain.

He completed 7 of 13 passes for 64 yards after taking over for Prescott against Tampa Bay. Last season, he threw for 325 yards and two touchdown passes in the 20-16 win against the Vikings.

Prescott continued: “It's very disappointing, but injuries happen, can't necessarily control it, just unfortunate.

“Obviously going to miss some time, not be there for my team and that's what hurts more than anything, especially after the start we just put out there.”

During the Sunday night game, Prescott, who is now 2-5 in season openers in his career, completed 14 of 29 passes for 134 yards, and was intercepted once.

In closing, Prescott said: “Obviously it's not what you want to hear, but it's not the worst thing that's happened to me. Yeah, it's just another bump in the road and I'll keep moving forward.”

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