Dak Prescott Injury: Cowboys QB Hobbled After Final Play Against Patriots

Prescott is dealing with a calf strain


October 17, 2021

Dak Prescott was masterful — and, ultimately, hobbled — during Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

The Cowboys quarterback racked up 445 passing yards and three touchdowns while making history in Dallas’ overtime victory at Gillette Stadium. Prescott hit receiver CeeDee Lamb for a game-winning 35-yard touchdown that left Patriots fans stunned and heartbroken.

During that play, Prescott came down awkwardly and suffered a right calf strain. Of course, Prescott suffered a season-ending right ankle fracture in 2020.

“Life keeps throwing punches and I’ll keep throwing them back,” Prescott, wearing a walking boot during his postgame press conference, told reporters, via USA Today’s Jori Epstein. “It doesn’t hurt as bad when you score and win the game.”

Prescott and the 5-1 Cowboys will enjoy a bye week before facing the Minnesota Vikings in two weeks.

The 2-4 Patriots, meanwhile, will host the New York Jets next Sunday.

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