Unfortunately for Prescott, he went down with a gruesome ankle injury and was forced to leave the game. After leaving the game, he went into surgery, and his brother was right by his side, showing support.
A look at Dak Prescott’s career in Dallas
Prescott has spent his entire career in Dallas, and he’s made big improvements since he joined the team. Going into the 2016 NFL draft, the Cowboys were looking for a backup to Tony Romo. They ended up taking Prescott in the fourth round of the draft. During preseason, Prescott had to compete for the backup position. When Romo suffered a vertebral compression fracture in the preseason, Prescott was named the starting quarterback for the 2016 season.
He became the fourth rookie quarterback to open the season as a starter in franchise history and the first rookie to start at quarterback for the Cowboys since Quincy Carter in 2001. Prescott put together an impressive rookie season throwing for 3,667 yards with 23 touchdowns and rushing for 282 yards with six touchdowns. He led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record during his first year, and he was named the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. Prescott was also selected to the Pro Bowl.
Over the next three years, Prescott continued to put up impressive numbers for the Cowboys. The 2019 season was his best of his career so far. He finished the season with a career-high in passing yards (4,902) and touchdowns (30). The 27-year-old has made a name for himself during his NFL career.
Dak Prescott’s hot start to the 2020 season before his injury
Prescott made four starts during the 2020 season, and even though the Cowboys had a 1-3 start during Prescott’s time as the starting quarterback, he still put up impressive numbers. During the Week 5 game against the Giants, Cowboys fans and NFL fans witnessed Prescott go down during the third quarter with an ankle injury. Prescott was sitting on the ground holding his ankle, and you could see the disappointment on his face.
He had to get carted off the field, and he was in tears as he left the game. Prescott was set to have a big year during the 2020 season. According to Sportscenter’s Twitter page, Prescott had a total of 1,949 yards and 13 touchdowns. It was a brutal blow for Cowboys fans to see their star quarterback go down like that. Prescott has put in a lot of work since he entered the league, and he’s a very dedicated player to his team.
Dak and his brother sending a motivating message during his time in the hospital
While Prescott was in the hospital getting ready for his surgery, his brother, Tad, posted a photo with Dak on his Twitter page and had a message that fans wanted to hear. “God is good, and he’ll be back STRONGER than ever. I F****ING guarante3 IT. Let’s go @dak continue to walk by #FAITH & I’ll make sure you continue to #FIGHT.”
Dak has a special relationship with his family, and they are very supportive of one another. In the photo that his brother posted, Dak had a smile on his face, and his brother knows that this injury will not stop him from becoming the best player and person he can be. This is a minor setback for a massive comeback in Dak’s career.