Cowboys’ Dak Prescott deals with thumb injury: ‘I’m sure I’ll come out of this better’ – Fox News

Quarterback Dak Prescott, #4 of the Dallas Cowboys, walks away from the podium during the post-game press conference after a 19-3 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Prescott left the game with a hand injury in the fourth quarter.

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Dak Prescott suffered a thumb injury in the Dallas Cowboys’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and is expected to be out for several weeks.

It will be the second time in his career that Prescott will miss significant time because he suffered a gruesome ankle injury during the 2020 season. After the 19-3 loss, Prescott addressed reporters with a cast on his right hand. He was diagnosed with a broken right thumb.

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Dak Prescott, #4 of the Dallas Cowboys, has his hand examined by team surgeon Dr. Dan Cooper during the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Dak Prescott, #4 of the Dallas Cowboys, has his hand examined by team surgeon Dr. Dan Cooper during the second half of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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“Yes, it’s very disappointing, but injuries happen. Definitely can’t control it. Just unfortunate. I’ll obviously lose some time, won’t be there for my team. That’s what hurts more than anything, especially after the start that we just put in there,” Prescott said, via Pro Football Talk.

“I wanted to be able to respond and not necessarily have that opportunity for several weeks. Yes, it’s unfortunate, but I’ll do what I’ve always done whenever adversity comes. Take it first, and I’ll give it my best, and I’m sure that I will come out of this better.”

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Quarterback Dak Prescott, #4 of the Dallas Cowboys, walks off the podium during the postgame press conference after a 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.  Prescott left the game with a hand injury in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Dak Prescott, #4 of the Dallas Cowboys, walks off the podium during the postgame press conference after a 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Prescott left the game with a hand injury in the fourth quarter.
(Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the injury is not season-ending, but he will miss a few games.

Prescott said he thought he had “jammed” the thumb when he suffered the injury with about 6 minutes left in the game.

“I mean, I’ve hit any number of bodies, a lot in my career, and never really had anything [except] maybe a jammed finger, and I actually thought that was it,” he said. “The next play I realized I couldn’t grip the ball, let the sideline know. Later, when I came out, I told the coaches the same thing. I said, ‘I can’t catch it. I feel like if you pull it out I’ll be fine,’ and I came in and got X-rays and things were different.”

Anthony Nelson, #98 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sacks Dak Prescott, #4 of the Dallas Cowboys, during the second half at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Anthony Nelson, #98 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sacks Dak Prescott, #4 of the Dallas Cowboys, during the second half at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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Dallas tackled offensive line things all night. The Cowboys lost Tyron Smith in training camp and moved rookie Tyler Smith from guard to tackle before the opener.

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