In the 3rd quarter against the Giants, after a run, Dak remained down. It was clear he was concerned, and what followed was a gruesome picture. Dak’s right ankle was evidently broken. After having his leg put in a cast, Dak was carted off in tears, surrounded by emotional teammates.
Through 4 games, Dak was having an outstanding season. Despite the 1-3 record, Prescott was racking up ridiculous numbers. He already had 1690 yards, 9 TDs and 3 INTs through just four weeks, with 3 rushing TDs as well. These stats put him on pace for a historic season. He had a genuine chance to set the single season passing record.
Dak’s performances this season had already proved that he was not the problem in Dallas. From a huge comeback against the Falcons, to having 500 yards through the air in a loss to Cleveland last week. He has been one of the best quarterbacks through the first 4 weeks of the season. This is heartbreaking for him and his team.
As he never signed his long-term extension, Dak may now be done as a Cowboy. This is the risk of playing under the franchise tag. With Dak having little long-term security, teams may want to see him come back and play before committing to a lucrative contract, one that he expected this offeseason.