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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott underwent successful surgery on his fractured thumb, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Week 1 brought a lot of concern for the Cowboys with a 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Prescott exiting in the fourth quarter with this particular injury.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters following the game that Prescott could miss weeks and can require surgery for the injury.
He struggled through the entire game even prior to the setback at 14-of-29 passing for 134 yards, zero touchdowns and something interception. Cooper Rush entered the overall game in his place and can surely be asked to work under center until Prescott is preparing to return unless Dallas goes another route via trade or free agency.
Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters the team will “look at those ideas. We definitely anticipate making some roster moves, maybe by tomorrow.”
It is a difficult blow for Prescott, who bounced back from the significant ankle injury that limited him to five games in 2020 to throw for 4,449 yards, 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during an extraordinary 2021 campaign.
Rush started one game for the Cowboys last season and led them to a victory on the Minnesota Vikings, and the hope in Dallas is that either he or perhaps a new addition will keep the team afloat before two-time Pro Bowler is preparing to return.