What Dak Prescott's injury means for his future with the Cowboys

Pablo Tucker
October 14, 2020

The Dallas Cowboys will be without Dak Prescott for the remainder of the 2020 season after the starting quarterback had surgery on his ankle and will need about four-to-six months of recovery time, according to NFL Network's Jane Slater.

Before suffering that compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, Prescott had been leading the league in passing yards, attempts and completions this season.

On Monday, Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones reiterated the organization's faith in Prescott going forward. During his weekly hit on 105.3 The Fan, the Cowboys owner was optimistic about Prescott's ability to recover from his leg injury. "He is special", Jones said.

The Cowboys said surgery to fix the injury was complete and Prescott was expected to leave hospital later on Monday. "If anyone can overcome anything, it would be Dak. Our doctors feel good he will be able to overcome it and be better than ever".

Prescott won praise on the eve of the season for encouraging people to talk openly about mental health, revealing he had struggled with depression and anxiety following the suicide of his brother earlier this year. The only question is if the Cowboys will try to lock him up with a longer deal or once again franchise Dak (though it has been noted the Cowboys might not even have the cap space to afford tagging him).

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