The Dallas Cowboys lost their season opener Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 19-3. They also lost quarterback Dak Prescott for six-to-eight weeks.
Prescott was injured in the fourth quarter when he hit the hand of outside linebacker Shaq Barrett while throwing a pass. Prescott will meet with the Cowboys’ hand specialist Monday
Prescott said he initially thought he had just jammed a finger, like he has many times before, but realized on the next play that he couldn’t grip the football.
After initially being checked on the sideline, he jogged to the locker room and had X-rays. Backup Cooper Rush finished the game.
“I’ve hit my hand on helmets or bodies a lot in my career and never had anything, maybe a jammed finger and actually thought that is what it was,” Prescott said.
Prescott said he will see a doctor Monday and have surgery after that. He said he was told after the X-rays that the injury “was much cleaner than it could have been.”