Oct. 11 - Prescott leaves Week 5 against the Giants in the third quarter with an apparently serious right leg injury. All That Hayward injury was eventually diagnosed as a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia. 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Star Newspapers Limited and/or its licensors. The fifth-year pro was performing at a record-setting pace heading into today. To order copies of Sources say that Prescott will undergo surgery Sunday night. Dak Prescott was carted off the field in tears after suffering a serious ankle injury. What remains to be seen, however, is how Prescott's bargaining position might be weakened by backup quarterback Andy Dalton. The high regard in which he is held by those around the league was clear for all to see as players from arch rivals the Giants knelt alongside Prescott's Cowboys teammates as he left the field. Dallas is bullish that Prescott will make a good recovery. Prescott was going down in the arms of defensive back Logan Ryan at the end of a 9-yard run in the third quarter when the Dallas quarterback’s lower right leg got caught under Ryan and appeared to snap. Blake Martinez recovered Dalton’s fumble. Prescott's chances of returning this season would likely depend on his injury not being a fracture, which is what it appeared to be. Legal Statement. The 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is out of contract at the end of this season, having come into this season playing under a one-year franchise tag worth a fully guaranteed $31.4 million. He was due for a massive payday at the end of this season with either the Cowboys or the highest bidder elsewhere in the league. He will make a total of $31,409,000 this year. It was the first game at the home of the Cowboys for former coach Jason Garrett, the Giants’ offensive co-ordinator who was replaced by McCarthy in Dallas after the Cowboys missed the playoffs amid high expectations last season. The 32-year-old Dalton, who made three Pro Bowls as quarterback of the Bengals during his eight-year stint in Cincinnati, is one of the most experienced backup quarterbacks in the NFL. He’s made such an impression on me and he’s clearly the leader of this football team. Giants: Washington at home next Sunday in second of three straight NFC East games. 1 overall last spring and Dalton signed a one-year deal to be Prescott’s backup. Andy Dalton took over as Dallas quarterback after Prescott was carted off the field in an air cast with tears on his face. Garrett goes over to McCarthy, Leg is not supposed to turn this way (via @_joeyhayden)pic.twitter.com/3NISE6HQEt. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Schefter added that Prescott would have right-ankle surgery on this Sunday night. Prescott started the first 69 games of his career, from the beginning of his rookie season. Market data provided by Factset. News … The Associated Press contributed to this report. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott getting carted off. Dak Prescott's record-setting early-season pace looks to have been put on hold after Prescott suffered an apparently serious right leg injury in Week 5 against the New York Giants. CLICK HERE TO GET MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM. If anyone can overcome anything, it would be Dak. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Two New York linebackers who played for McCarthy in Green Bay had hands in the biggest defensive plays for the Giants. Until an official diagnosis, it's impossible to speculate on how long Prescott will be out. Oct. 11 - Prescott is taken to a Dallas-area hospital after being carted off the field against the Giants, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Prescott was being taken to a local hospital in the Dallas area for further evaluation, and the CBS broadcast reported that it was officially a right ankle injury. Prescott’s leg was initially placed in a cast but before he was carted off the field most of his teammates and several members of the Giants, including former head coach Jason Garrett, came over to see him off. I have no doubt that he’ll bounce back from this and this will be all part of his great story.”. Republication or distribution of this content is “I feel terrible for him,” first-year coach Mike McCarthy said. As Prescott scrambled, his right ankle was caught awkwardly underneath him, shifting his lower leg/ankle area at an unnatural angle. 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Michael Gallup made two spectacular sideline catches on the final drive. Those were both season-ending injuries. Joneses embracing. Dak Prescott's record-setting early-season pace looks to have been put on hold after Prescott suffered an apparently serious right leg injury in Week 5 against the New York Giants. His right foot was bent at an awkward angle as Prescott grabbed at his leg in obvious pain. permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. If Dalton leads the Cowboys to a division victory and takes them to the playoffs, and even progress deep into those playoffs, the Cowboys are in a more powerful position when negotiating with Prescott.